Onshoring vs offshoring: the winds of change

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Was 2012 the year rising labour and transport costs made offshoring a costly and impracticable option? A rise in labour and transport costs means that offshoring functions to China, and other nations in the Far East, does not always represent best value. In fact, a growing number of western companies have begun repatriating or ‘onshoring’ certain activities. Surging Costs and …

Addressing the shortage of professional drivers

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Helen Gallimore explores the potential ramifications of the current shortage in drivers, on the road transport industry. During the past decade there has been an increasing shortage of professional drivers across the globe. This phenomenon has so far been partially masked by the economic crisis, however, as some market outlooks improve, the issue is likely to become a major challenge. …