Many companies are looking to maximize on profits while at the same time lowering cost. Global sourcing is the most popular method used by organizations to increase their return on investment. Low cost labor is usually the incentive that pushes firm to go overseas for procurement. There are pros and cons of going this route however and managers must evaluate fully whether it is worth it to do so. The Great Recession slowed down most economies of the developed world and slowly but surely, there is some improvement in sectors that show that businesses will pick up again and more labor will be needed to complete the supply chain.There are challenges with the biggest hindrance being high logistic costs. Companies rush to countries such as India and China where labor is very cheap but forget that moving materials and products to their intended markets can be very expensive. In fact, statistics show that logistics make it difficult for a business to sell its products because they pass on the high costs of shipping to the consumer who then opts to buy domestically produced goods.The high unemployment rate in the United States makes it challenging for companies to consider global sourcing. This is because consumers have become more knowledgeable and seek accountability from organizations. A company that offshores jobs when times are tough for domestic workers can lead to boycotts which hurts its objectives.Some governments of third world and emerging countries are involved heavily in business management which can make it difficult for a business to get into the market and harness the unlimited labor supply. Strict cultures, rules on gender positions all play a big part and affect how quickly a company is able to provide products and services to their consumers.Poor infrastructure can delay the lead time that it takes for a customer to get a product or service. Many developing countries do not have reliable transport or may have congestion in their roads and no technology embedded in the structure to make things run smoothly. This greatly affects logistics because then products can be stuck for days in a remote area due to bad roads which dissatisfies the customer and leads them to purchase from the competition.As concerns of global warning and greenhouse gases continue to make headlines, consumers are demanding to get products that are created from green initiatives. Any process that is harsh to the environment or that which increases the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere only makes consumers weary. The other con to employing cheap labor is that the individuals are usually not skilled well in the job they are being tasked to do which can lead to malfunctioning of the final product.