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.
Additional 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)
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)