A Reshoring Initiative Case Study:

Jarden Plastic Solutions Cutlery Repatriation


  • Company: Jarden Plastic Solutions
  • Location: Wilton, Maine


  • private label plastic cutlery


Country from which reshored: China
Offshore: the work was outsourced.
Factors which made offshoring less attractive: Price, Delivery, Inventory, Wage and Currency Changes, Total Cost, Freight Cost


Number of employee jobs reshored to make this product: 68
Value of work reshored to make this product ($/year): $8,500,000.00
Reshored work is in-house.
Domestic factors which made the domestic alternative more attractive: Automation/technology, Lean or other business process improvement techniques, Redesign of the part

Additional Background

Relevant Industries: Food and Beverage, Plastics and Rubber Products
Year Reshored: 2013
Total cost of ownership analysis was used in the reshoring decision.