Publication Abstract

Reshoring: Made in America

Moser, H., Walden, C., & Greenwood, A. (2012). Reshoring: Made in America. International Woodworking Fair. Atlanta, GA: American Home Furnishing Alliance.


The Reshoring Initiative, founded by Harry Moser, offers the knowledge and tools to help manufacturers accurately assess costs and make the right sourcing decisions, a process which often results in reshoring. Mississippi State University is doing systems-based research on the reshoring problem and is using advanced planning technologies (e.g.,simulation modeling and analysis)that make it easier to successfully bring jobs back to the U.S. This workshop will feature the application of analysis tools to support reshoring decisions oriented toward the types of sourcing decisions facing the furniture industry. These technologies include the Moser "total cost of ownership" model, a systems-based taxonomy of reshoring factors, the application of simulation modeling, and best practices like lean manufacturing. Topics will be presented using examples and case studies from a wide variety of industries. These approaches can provide the means to improve a company's balance sheet and strengthen the nation's furniture manufacturing competitiveness. Join Mr. Moser and Mississippi State University to learn how this has been done in other industries so that participants can enrich their strategies for reshoring within the furniture industry. The methods presented help define the benefits of producing near the consumer. Thus, the workshop is relevant to attendees from all countries.