A Reshoring Initiative Case Study:

Chair Component Reshored

Contract Manufacturer


  • Company: KI
  • Location: Green Bay, Wisconsin
  • Satisfaction with the results: High


  • Redesigned J-bar for Office Chair


Country from which reshored: Italy
Factors which made offshoring less attractive: Delivery, Inventory


Number of employee jobs reshored to make this product: 1
Value of work reshored to make this product ($/year): $40,000.00
Reshored work is outsourced.
Domestic factors which made the domestic alternative more attractive: Lean or other business process improvement techniques, Redesign of the part

Additional Background

Relevant Industry: Fabricated Metal Products
Year Reshored: 2010
Total cost of ownership analysis was used in the reshoring decision.