Reshoring? Thoughts on Combatting the Skilled Worker Shortage

Lower domestic energy costs, a move towards customization, and a desire for a more nimble supply chain are just a few of the factors leading companies to consider bringing their manufacturing operations closer to home. But for all its benefits, reshoring is not an initiative to be taken lightly. There are a number of things to consider – from service…

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Reshoring Powers America’s Manufacturing Resurgence

Exports from the U.S. are at the highest point in 50 years. The gap between labor costs in the U.S. and overseas is shrinking. There are many factors contributing to the rise of reshoring in America, and it’s important to study up on them to gain a competitive edge. G&D Integrated’s infographic: “Reshoring Powers America’s Manufacturing Resurgence” quickly yet thoroughly…

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Use The Reshoring Initiative’s TCO calculator to lower operating and logistics costs

Manufacturing giants like General Electric, Ford, Wal-Mart and Nike are investing heavily in reshoring initiatives. Wal-Mart will increase sourcing of American-made products by $50 billion over the next decade, while GE will move production of high-end refrigerators from China and Mexico to Louisville. Nike and Ford will each invest more than $150 million in reshoring because with exports from the…

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Find out How Reshoring is Revitalizing American Supply Chains

The world of manufacturing never stops changing. One recent trend that appears destined to remain a major industry theme in the coming years is reshoring— the practice of returning outsourced production, assembly and manufacturing processes back to the geographic location from which they were originally removed. Why is this happening? Increased wages in low cost countries, quality issues, logistics and…

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Reshoring Statistics Suggest American Manufacturing Resurgence is Imminent

If you have paid any attention to the state of the Manufacturing industry over the past 25 years, you know about the trend of “sending manufacturing overseas.” That could be changing. In Bob Adelmann’s September 2013 post, “America’s Reshoring of Jobs is Accelerating,” he states that “more than half of 200 U.S. companies with sales greater than $1 billion are…

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Commentary on On-Shoring Manufacturing

The prospect of an increasing number of large corporations moving manufacturing back to US soil is no longer a pipe dream. By many accounts, it is happening. Labor costs are rising in emerging markets, the costs of stateside production are going down, and manufacturers are realizing the hidden costs of manufacturing overseas. With the re-emergence of manufacturing on US soil,…

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Good News for U.S. Logistics Providers

In his Logistics Management blog post, Good news for U.S. logistics providers, editor Patrick Burnson wrote that the ever-shrinking total landed cost gap may be the tipping point that results in an acceleration of reshoring. Many large companies, he indicated, have already made public plans to reshore portions of their manufacturing to the U.S. -- including Caterpillar, Nissan, NCR, Yamaha,…

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The End of Cheap China: World Must Adjust to New Reality

“China's evaporating cheap labor pool will disrupt supply chains and consumption habits around the world. Executives and policymakers need to prepare ahead of the curve, to evolve and take advantage of the changes — or else face extinction." In The End of Cheap China: World must adjust to new reality, Alexander Heffner, discusses assertions made by Shaun Rein, managing director…

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Rising Labor Costs in China and Their Impact on the Supply Chain

“Do we move out of the Asia sphere, or is this actually where a supply chain needs to be positioned—close to an emerging market? Why would you disregard a market of this size and continue to view this portion of the globe as an export-driven manufacturing base to support western consumerism?” In, Rising Labor Costs in China and Their Impact…

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