In a continuation of the debate about off shoring, you may be interested to read the latest report from McKinsey (link: http://www.mckinseyquarterly.com/Operations/Supply_Chain_Logistics/Time_to_rethink_offshoring_2190_abstract), that looks at recent data and trends from the US point of view. In essence it looks again at the impact of oil prices, wage inflation and currency movements.
In a future Blogging we will also have an article that introduces you to a 2008 MSc. research thesis of why some businesses may choose to remain in the UK.
Remember to keep your Supply Chain balanced around your business aims!