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How to Do On-Shoring Right

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Brian Fuller
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Re: Good reasons for onshoring
Brian Fuller   3/28/2013 2:32:02 PM
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You've hit on two of the big ones. There's also the argument to be made that you should be manufacturing near your target markets for optimal feedback and distribution effiiencies.

 

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How to Do On-Shoring Right
HM   3/27/2013 6:25:49 AM
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If the labor cost is only 3% of the manufacturing cost, then ofcourse it makes sense to do at on-shore.

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Re: Good reasons for onshoring
Eldredge   3/26/2013 8:01:07 PM
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@ Mr. Roques - good question. Beyond the usually touted inexpensive labor, one potential reason may include lack of available capacity, at least in the case of quick-turn manufacturing situations.

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Re: Good reasons for onshoring
Mr. Roques   3/26/2013 7:36:56 PM
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So what are some of the bad reasons to onshore? More regulation? Higher taxes?

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Re: Good reasons for onshoring
Eldredge   3/26/2013 12:56:25 PM
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@hash.era - good point - the shipping costs in the equation depend on where raw materials are located, where production occurs, and where the markplace is located. In the global marketplace, that becomes more complicated.

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Re: Good reasons for onshoring
hash.era   3/26/2013 12:44:35 PM
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@Eldredge: Good one but does it have the option to ship to any part of the world currently ? Or is it limited to US ?

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Good reasons for onshoring
Eldredge   3/26/2013 9:54:19 AM
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Mr. Fernandes identified some excellent reasons for onshoring. In addiciton, I would add reduced shipping costs, and better control of raw material quality. The IP aspect is very significant - once that is lost, it is impossible to get back.



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