What’s Preventing Onshoring from Taking Off?

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Re: More Technical/Skilled Education
ramesh99   12/8/2015 1:33:44 AM

yea even i tought the same

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Redding McLemore   12/2/2015 10:40:28 AM

What should America do next?  I think we should accept that much of the onshore/offshore decision will be the weighing of labor and transport costs against speed of change.  The need for rapid design cycles pushes manufacturing away from manufacturing lines that have tome to mature and improve over time, toward the use of people that can quickly adapt.  That drives manufacturing toward low cost, semi skilled labor. 

If we can develop robotic/mechanized assembly lines that can change as fast as a human assembly line, then we have a long term on-shore possibility.  That drives a need for skilled technicians in robotics.  If we improve our labor force in this direction, onshoring becomes more viable.

To help America not only re-shore, but to leap ahead on many fronts, perhaps it is time to add compulsory higher education/training - 1-2 more years fulfilled by community college, universities or a skilled trade.  Leaving high school with a general degree is no longer enough.  Imagine if we had an entire generation with more education than competing countries.

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