Onshoring an Option for Electronics Industry

NO RATINGS
View comments: newest first | oldest first | threaded
Jim O'Reilly
User Rank
Blogger
Re: West to East to West
Jim O'Reilly   8/2/2013 2:07:19 PM
NO RATINGS

Structural changes in the construction of electronics means more intergration. That will definitely increase on-shoring, as well as local assembly in a wide variety of countries.

anandvy
User Rank
Supply Network Guru
Re : Onshoring an Option for Electronics Industry
anandvy   8/2/2013 1:44:16 PM
NO RATINGS

Based on a May 2012 survey, 229 companies with global revenues totaling more than $935.3 billion, on-shoring — actions by North American producers to return overseas operations to North America or to build new operations in the region — has been happening and will continue.

Tom Murphy
User Rank
Blogger
Re: West to East to West
Tom Murphy   6/19/2013 1:28:09 PM
NO RATINGS

That's correct Tirlapur.  The tendency of the Chinese government to limit content on the Internet and to monitor its use certainly turn off many companies that might otherwise do business there.  They just don't get it. Perhaps they would get it if the people spied on the government the way the government spies on the people.  That seems to be happening more and more in the US, and the government does NOT like it.

tirlapur
User Rank
Supply Network Guru
Re: West to East to West
tirlapur   6/19/2013 7:08:37 AM
NO RATINGS

companies are looking for alternatives to China both for civilian and military manufacturing.

@Tom, I think one of the reasons why companies want to move out of china is because china doesnt have strict IP protection rules hence many companies fear IP violation.

tirlapur
User Rank
Supply Network Guru
Re: West to East to West
tirlapur   6/19/2013 6:54:02 AM
NO RATINGS

India is already pursuading many electronic product companies to set up the local manufacturing facilities to cater the huge local deamd in future.

@elctrnx_lyf, true. India is already pursuading many electronic product compaines to set up local manufacturing facilities but the problem is Indian government is not doing enough to improve the infrastructure. If they dont improve infrastructure many companies would be hesitant to shift their manufacturing base to india.

Tom Murphy
User Rank
Blogger
Re: West to East to West
Tom Murphy   6/18/2013 1:46:22 PM
NO RATINGS

I agree elctrnx.  We have another story today about how some manufacturing could move to Vietnam, too. As I noted in connection with that story, the most interesting point is that companies are looking for alternatives to China both for civilian and military manufacturing.   I suspect we'll see some of the defense work nationalized in countries that have that sophistication -- India, US, Europe, China, Russia, Japan and Korea -- and much of the civilian work assigned regionally based on local economic conditions and the pre-existence of a strong labor force and empty factories.  The US certainly has a lot of workers, good wages, and many empty factories, and I suspect Jim is right in saying we'll see more electronics made here soon.  The same may be true in places like India or Vietnam in southern Asia, where there will be tough competition for those jobs.

Jim O'Reilly
User Rank
Blogger
Re: West to East to West
Jim O'Reilly   6/18/2013 10:34:45 AM
NO RATINGS

That's interesting. I hadn't considered India as needing onshoring, but it makes sense.

elctrnx_lyf
User Rank
Supply Network Guru
West to East to West
elctrnx_lyf   6/18/2013 1:48:30 AM
NO RATINGS

The onshoring of electronics manufactruing to USA has become a major requirement to reduce the unemployement. While India is already pursuading many electronic product companies to set up the local manufacturing facilities to cater the huge local deamd in future. It all starts with the givernment projects specific to military and defence but will anyway be extended to all the consumer elsectronics. So there is not much difference between what India and USA wants regarding electronics manufacturing.



More Blogs from Jim O'Reilly
With system performance taking a quantum leap of improvement, while the cloud targets a four-year lifecycle, what happens to the used systems business?
A look at some tools that are making 3D printing easier.
Innovation in high-tech has been stagnant for years, but IoT will open new horizons. The result should be a boom for components.
With even giants like Foxconn aiming to go robot, why not put them closer to the consumer?
With onshoring, customer centricity, and shorter pipelines, Lean is no longer enough. "Nimble" is the next buzzword.

Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)
EBN Dialogue / LIVE CHAT
EBN Dialogue enables you to participate in live chats with notable leaders and luminaries. Open to the entire EBN community of electronics supply chain experts, these conversations see ideas shared, comments made, and questions asked and answered in real time. Listed below are upcoming and archived chats. Stay tuned and join in!
Archived Dialogues
Live Chat 10/16: Applying a Macroeconomic Lens to the Supply Chain
EBN blogger Apek Mulay will be our guest as we talk about how macroeconomic reforms have the potential to impact the supply chain.
Live Chat 9/25: Minimizing Risk in the Global Supply Chain
Dave Bowen, CEO of e-sourcing firm MarketMaker4, will be our guest as we explore ways to minimize and manage geo-political and corporate risk in supply chain and sourcing through the use of technology.
Latest Poll
EBN Newswire
COLUMBUS, OH AND PHOENIX   10/20/2014
Avnet Opens CenterPoint Value-Added Services Center in ...
PETALING JAYA, MALAYSIA   10/20/2014
Avnet Appointed as a Cisco IT Distributor in Malaysia
POINTE CLAIRE, QC, CANADA   10/20/2014
Future Electronics Promotes Harvatek’s UV LEDs Series
Twitter Feed
EBN Online Twitter Feed