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Why Manufacturing Matters & Where Best to Do It

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Mr. Roques
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Re: Environmental aspect green technology
Mr. Roques   1/29/2013 8:20:52 PM
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Well, governments should look after the country, and think beyond a couple of years. That, hopefully, helps businesses as well (although they might not agree with that).

Bolaji Ojo
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Bolaji Ojo   1/23/2013 10:52:44 AM
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Mr. Roques, Countries are concerned about surpluses but companies are concerned about profits. These two goals can at times clash and they have in manufacturing.

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Bolaji Ojo   1/23/2013 10:51:07 AM
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The decision about where to conduct manufacturing in a capitalist economy does not rest on the government but on private enterprise. The government's support is essential but it's not the main factor companies consider.

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Bolaji Ojo   1/23/2013 10:48:08 AM
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Tirlapur, If automation takes out additional human costs from the manufacturing process, shouldn't local manufacturing become even more important then? I think it's likely in that scenario for manufacturers to put even more emphasis on the points noted in the McKinsey report such as raw materials availability and proximity to consumers and other buyers.

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Re: Where is manufacturing going?
Bolaji Ojo   1/23/2013 10:44:44 AM
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Gradually, it seems the outsourcing of manufacturing to China and low-cost centers is heading for a slowdown. Maybe companies are finally examining the total picture that experts have been trying to draw attention to for some time.

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Re: Environmental aspect green technology
mfbertozzi   1/22/2013 7:24:04 PM
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That's right Mr.Roques, it would be good to consider your model globally, maybe positive effects should be distributed abroad; my feeling for now, is that beneficts are still restricted to a few countries, probably those - as of today - are having a good net cash.

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Mr. Roques   1/22/2013 4:41:14 PM
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Great points covered in the report. I agree with them that manufacturing matters, because it takes some raw materials and adds value. The result is greater than the sum of the inputs, in a way. Doing that, a country can create a surplus between exports and imports.

mfbertozzi
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mfbertozzi   1/21/2013 12:19:35 AM
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@_hm: it is a good point in my opinion, but I don't know how much is applicable a realistic, maybe it could be applied locally; in fact, we have assisted to several difficulties in sharing a common "green" vision worldwide; Kyoto agreement, for istance, resumes very well strong steps still to run.

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Environmental aspect green technology
_hm   1/20/2013 11:48:39 AM
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If manufacturing is green and not much burden to environment, industry will bring back manufacturing. However, if process is not good to environmnet, it will kept outsourced.

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mfbertozzi   1/20/2013 11:44:42 AM
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@tirlapur: good point, that item appears really strong for making a credible reduction action; other way would be the adoption of telecommuting paradigm - if credible for some professions - for reducing costs labour and the adption of innovative e-platforms, for selecting right supplier in the local region. Believe it or not, that usage is still not so prevalent.

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