There is a great article from Manufacturing.net called Will Re-Shoring Take Off In 2012? A recent study found that 85% of U.S. manufacturing executives see the possibility of transferring manufacturing activities back to the U.S. after sending them overseas.
As a global company with operations in the USA as well as Singapore and China, GM Nameplate offers solutions in the markets where our customers manufacture their products. Most of our Asia customers are high-volume, cost-conscious customers focused on the consumer electronic market. However, as companies have learned first hand about the “total cost” of off-shore manufacturing solutions versus the price to manufacture a unit, many are following the trend highlighted in this article. While our operations in Asia are strong, there is work that is better fit to be made in the USA and companies are seeing this and returning to the United States because it is more cost effective to do it here.
To learn more about this relocation project, look for an upcoming blog (or perhaps a video) from Bob Coyne, who is leading the project and transferring medical labeling to our facility in San Jose, CA. back form China.
Guest Blogger: Gerry Gallagher, VP of Sales and Marketing, GM Nameplate