The first thing to remind yourself about nearshoring is that it is a relative idea – nearshoring includes Mexico and Canada if you are in the U.S., but businesses in Western Europe are more likely to consider Eastern Europe as a nearshoring destination. But in almost all cases, nearshoring means finding a location other than Asia (including India) to find products and services at a lower cost than at home.

In addition to last week’s webinar notes on SourceOne and The University of LaSalle’s webinar “US Companies and Global Opportunities: A Perspective on Strategic Sourcing from Mexico”, here are some other nearshore outsourcing resources that you may find helpful.

Nearshore OutsourcingAdditional Buyers Meeting Point Resources

Wiki-Wednesday: The Mexican Economy (2 November 2011)

Wiki-Wednesday: Nearshoring (18 May 2011)

BMP’s Webinar Notes: Sourcing Interests Group on Nearshoring featuring Softtek (17 May 2011)

Reference Sites

Nearshoring Destination Rankings from ThinkSolutions (Q3 2011)

Softtek Whitepaper ‘Nearshore Goes Global’

The Nearshore Concept

News Articles and Blog Posts

Building Bridges to Effective Nearshoring Part 1: An introduction to understanding “Strategic Sourcing” and “Nearshoring” concepts…in Spanish (Strategic Sourceror, 3 October 2011)

Risk and reward: Why LCC sourcing will be replaced with nearshoring (Procurement IU, 23 March 2011)

Mexico Tops U.S. as Nearshoring Favorite (ThomasNet, 5 May 2011)

Inshore, offshore… which shore? Have you heard of in-sourcing and near-shoring? (AnthillOnline, 10 December 2010)

Nearshore Outsourcing in East Europe (Nearshore Outsourcing Blog, 1 November 2010)