With wages and material costs rising dramtically in formerly low-cost regions like China and India, many manufacturers are second-guessing their low-cost sourcing strategies. Analysts at The Hackett Group are devlving into this phenomenon with a new study: 2011 Supply Chain Optimization Performance Report.


You can earn a free copy of the study by giving your two-cents on the topic here:


Hackett's investigation will probe the following topics:


  • What impact are rapidly changing cost drivers having on manufacturers?
  • What strategies are manufacturers using to offset these costs?
  • Are manufacturers bringing production closer to customer markets?
  • What are the critical success factors for optimizing the supply chain footprint?


The study is open until October 21st. Study participants will receive a complimentary copy of the report and an invitation to an internative presentation of the key research findings.


You can participate or learn more about the study here: