Build or buy? Automakers chasing Tesla rethink dependence on suppliers

Date Published03/31/2022
Author NameTina Bellon and Joseph White
Mentions specific company case(s) of reshoring, kept from offshoring, or transplantYes

Additional Reshoring Information:

Company/Division name Tesla Inc.
Parent companyTesla Inc.
Type of work Manufacturing
Reshoring category:Kept from Offshoring
State(s) reshored to:TX
If relevant, work nearshored to:-
Industry(ies):Transportation Equipment
Product(s) reshoredAutomotive Batteries, Motors, and other parts
What non-domestic negative factors made offshoring less attractive?Loss of control, Supply chain interruption risk/Natural disaster risk/Political instability
What domestic positive factors made reshoring more attractive?Automation/technology, Customization/Flexibility, Higher productivity, Lean/other business process improvement techniques, Manufacturing/engineering joint innovation (R&D)
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