A Reshoring Initiative Case Study:

GE Brings Production Back from China



  • Energy-Efficient Water Heaters


Country from which reshored: China
Offshore: the work was outsourced.
Factors which made offshoring less attractive: Price, Inventory, Wage and Currency Changes, Total Cost, Freight Cost, Personnel Risk


Number of employee jobs reshored to make this product: 400
Reshored work is in-house.
Domestic factors which made the domestic alternative more attractive: Government Incentives, Lean or other business process improvement techniques

Additional Background

Relevant Industries: Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Components
Year Reshored: 2011
Total cost of ownership analysis was used in the reshoring decision.