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ISM's 98th Annual International Supply Management Conference - ThumbTalk Polls Results

ThumbTalk Interactive Poll Results

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Poll #1: Over the next year, do you expect to re-shore any of your sourcing?

Of the 575 attendees who participated in our first ThumbTalk Interactive poll Sunday afternoon, 171 or nearly 30% said they are likely to re-shore, compared to 214 or 37% who said they are not likely to re-shore their sourcing over the next year. About 190 or 33% don't know if they will.

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"It is very significant that nearly a third of all supply chain professionals in our organization expect to be reshoring more of their purchases back home instead of internationally.", said Tom Derry, CEO of the Institute for Supply Management. "I think the ramifications of global sourcing challenges are beginning to come home to roost."

Thumbtalk Interactive is an audience participation tool we're using to survey our members on the hot topics of the day. Stay tuned for more. We're giving thumbs a workout!

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