Onshoring an Option for Electronics Industry

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Jim O'Reilly
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Jim O'Reilly   8/2/2013 2:07:19 PM
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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.

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anandvy   8/2/2013 1:44:16 PM
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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.

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Tom Murphy   6/19/2013 1:28:09 PM
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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.

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tirlapur   6/19/2013 7:08:37 AM
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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.

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tirlapur   6/19/2013 6:54:02 AM
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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.

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Tom Murphy   6/18/2013 1:46:22 PM
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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.

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Jim O'Reilly   6/18/2013 10:34:45 AM
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That's interesting. I hadn't considered India as needing onshoring, but it makes sense.

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elctrnx_lyf   6/18/2013 1:48:30 AM
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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.



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