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Reshore Kansas

Providing reshoring opportunities for overseas operations

If the COVID-19 pandemic has taught us anything, it’s that supply chains can make or break your business. With all the uncertainty, now is the time to evaluate the success, reliability and profitability of your company’s current supply chain.

To address disruption and avoid costly production interruptions, many firms are undertaking strategic cost-benefit and risk analyses to compare sourcing strategies from different geographic locations. As a result, more companies are shortening their supply chain to reduce cost and risk.

We are committed to helping firms evaluate total cost of ownership and utilize current metrics and industry partnerships to compare the current costs associated with outsourcing and consider comparable and preferable domestic arrangements.

International Division, Kansas Department of Commerce

Reduce Uncertainty. Build in Kansas.

If you are looking to diversify or improve the flexibility and reliability of your supply chain, look no further than our state! Contact our skilled and experienced Business Recruitment team today to get started.
Kansas is not just a sure bet; we are central to your supply chain success!

The Real Cost of Offshoring

Many factors influence the total cost of doing business; it’s time for firms to take a broader view. Are you assessing your supply chain costs accurately?

If you’re making sourcing decisions solely based on price, you could be missing 20-30% of your actual offshoring costs. As part of its Assess Costs Everywhere program, the U.S. Department of Commerce provides a free Total Cost of Ownership Estimator®* that helps companies account for all relevant factors—overhead, balance sheet, risks, corporate strategy and other external and internal business considerations—to determine the true total cost of ownership.

Using this information, companies can better evaluate sourcing and identify alternatives—or make a stronger case for themselves when selling against offshore competitors. To see this in action, take a look at the case studies from companies already engaged in reshoring.

*The Total Cost of Ownership Estimator is provided by the Reshoring Initiative®.

The Business Case for Reshoring

Buying, investing, building or processing closer to where the producers or consumers are will provide:

  • Shorter lead times
  • Higher product quality and consistency
  • Lower inventory levels, better turns
  • Better responsiveness to changing customer demands
  • Minimal intellectual property and regulatory compliance risks
  • Improved innovation and product differentiation
  • Greater access to a skilled workforce

Build It in Kansas

We think Kansas is the perfect place to invest, here’s why:

  • Centralized location with good access to the entire U.S. market (allows for profitable proximity sourcing and siting strategies)
  • Outstanding infrastructure for logistics and distribution
  • Skilled, hardworking employees
  • Competitive wage costs (based on Midwest cost-of-living, rising offshore wages and the state’s Right-to-Work status)
  • Stable, reliable domestic market
  • Greater flexibility in batch sizes and just-in-time delivery

(For example: If you’re engaged in the food supply chain, freshness matters! Buy, invest, build and process closer to where the producers are—right here in Kansas!)

Kansas Workforce

Kansas is the right place to invest. Our state is home to some of the friendliest, hardest working people you’ll find, and our workforce is educated, talented and ready to get the the job done.


Kansas Companies Engaged in Reshoring

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Linked Coleman logo
Linked Garmin logo
Linked Kyodo Yushi logo
Linked Mars logo
Linked Siemens logo
Linked Spirit Aerosystems logo
Linked Reiloy USA logo
Linked Viega logo

Look beyond the per-unit price tag; instead, evaluate the total cost of any offshoring activities.


Contact the International Team for Reshoring Opportunities

Randi Tveitaraas Jack

Deputy Director, International Division

(785) 845-0290[email protected]

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