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Solve Your Supply Chain Problems ... Nearshoring Just Moves Them Closer to You

Updated: Jun 4, 2023

Metasourcing: A New Era in Supply Chain Management


The recent global disruptions have underscored the need for businesses to reevaluate their supply chain strategies. At Metier SCM, we've developed a forward-thinking approach called 'Metasourcing.'


Consider the medical device industry as a case study. Recent studies reveal that nearly 70% of US manufacturers are rethinking their offshoring strategies, contemplating a shift toward nearshoring or reshoring—moving their sourcing closer to home; however, this just moves your problems closer to you. To truly unlock the potential of these strategies, we must look beyond the immediate benefits. This is where Metasourcing shines—it combines nearshoring and reshoring with other strategic sourcing approaches to form a more resilient, efficient supply chain.


Imagine a US medical device company that's heavily reliant on parts sourced from China. By adopting a Metasourcing strategy, the company could diversify its supply chain to include some components from closer locations, such as Mexico, while maintaining its offshoring connections in China. This balanced approach not only reduces shipping times and costs, but it also lessens the risk of dependence on a single remote source. Meanwhile, the continued relationship with offshore manufacturers can still provide advantages like lower production costs and large-scale production capabilities.


Metasourcing goes beyond just a blend of nearshoring and offshoring. It's a comprehensive approach that combines the strengths of nearshoring, onshoring, offshoring, and reshoring into a well-rounded strategy.


At Metier SCM, we help businesses navigate the complexities of international sourcing. We guide companies on how to incorporate Metasourcing into their broader supply chain strategy, enabling them to leverage geographical benefits, cost efficiency, and business scalability to create a robust, cost-effective supply chain. Learn more about our services and the strategic brands we utilize to help companies in-source.


In conclusion, the complexity of supply chains should not be seen as a hurdle, but rather an opportunity for insightful, strategic planning. With Metier SCM, businesses can streamline their supply chains, achieve cost savings, enhance resilience, and turn global disruptions into growth opportunities.


In today's ever-changing business landscape, a robust supply chain isn't about choosing one sourcing strategy over another. It's about embracing Metasourcing—a holistic approach to multi-sourcing. As the global market continues to evolve, adaptability is paramount. With Metier SCM and Metasourcing, you can be ready to face the future of global supply chains.


Ready to take the first step towards Metasourcing? Contact us at Metier SCM today and let's revolutionize your supply chain management.

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