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Is a Return to 'Made-in-the-USA' Possible?

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Mr. Roques
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Re: MADE -IN -THE- USA: VERY MUCH POSSIBLE
Mr. Roques   6/15/2011 5:55:35 AM
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Well, you also have to look at the conditions of the outsourcing partner (the company itself and the country, area it's in). Is it much better? I don't think so.

tech4people
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Re: Made in US
tech4people   5/15/2011 8:55:25 AM
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Alex,

Even if it is outsourced,the jobs will have to be retained locally(within America).So in a way the product still retains the Made in USA tag.

regards

Ashish.

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Re: Made in US
t.alex   5/14/2011 4:44:32 AM
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tech4people,

Would you elaborate more on "customer service" as an advantage for Western manufacturers? You mean this is not outsourced?

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Re: Made in US
tech4people   5/10/2011 7:25:29 AM
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Alex,

These are just the sort of Complacent comments which got the Big 3 auto manufacturers in trouble (with the Japanese eating their lunch).

Give it some time and the same thing will play out once again with the Chinese.

They are learning fast,real fast.

And the quality of Products is improving well too.

However,Customer Service(is one area where they still have a lot to learn).

You could say that this is definitely an advantage(if they maintain it) for American/Western manufacturers.

Regards

Ashish.

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In keeping with the spirit of your Blog...
tech4people   5/10/2011 7:19:47 AM
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Eric,

In keeping with the spirit of your Blog,BCG released a new report,which says that as Wages start to rise and rise sharply YoY in China;most manufacturing(of products which are destined for America) will move back to Low cost States in the US.

Fascinating article.A must read!!!

The most important factor is High Quality skilled labor(which is easily available even in most Low cost American States).

http://www.bcg.com/media/PressReleaseDetails.aspx?id=tcm:12-75973

There are two more crticial elements not discussed effectively.

1)Crude Oil prices-If they continue to keep rising then Transportation of products over long distances becomes prohibitively expensive.

and

2)America has a Very well developed Consumer Market(including Consumer Finance).Something which China will need atleast a decade or more to develop.

Regards

Ashish.

t.alex
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Re: Made in US
t.alex   5/7/2011 4:12:31 AM
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Eldredge, 

As a matter of fact what you said is quite true. Most products with "Made in China" still have inferior quality. 

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"Made In The USA"
Plot435   5/4/2011 3:29:02 PM
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How S..L..O..W.. can we be?

The only reason we have this problem is that Jack Welch, and his private/government associates, used "off shoring" to get filthy rich without any regard for the impact on the USA.

How could it NOT work?  Cheap 3rd world labor and no taxes that US based manufacturers had to bear to support the bloated City/County/State/Federal government we have.

Well, Jack W. & associates are now filthy rich, so why not simply solve the problem.

Put a 25 to 45% Import Tax on this cheap China stuff and we will "rediscover" US manufacturing.  Plus, in the short term, there will be funds to support our bloated  City/County/State/Federal government!

Win-Win, as they say.

GE

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Re: Is a Return to 'Made-in-the-USA' Possible?
frobertazzi   5/4/2011 11:12:37 AM
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"Adding More Value-in the USA" is probably possible. Most laptops built in China have an INTEL or AMD processor along with MS software. Another way to look at it is Toyotas built here have a good deal of value add in Japan. No getting away from a WW supply chain. Hopefully we can add more value than just sales, marketing and distribution.

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Re: Made in US
Adeniji Kayode   5/3/2011 4:20:09 AM
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@ t.alex


what make consumers to make a choice is the name that has been made in time past, quality and durability of the goods from whereever its coming from.

In most of the developint countries, anything made- in - China is always considered to be less inferior and they are much more cheaper. While people buy them, they buy having in mind that such goods may not last long and in most cases, they don,t last.

They generally believe that any goods from any where apart from China will definately last longer which in few cases its just a theory but in most cases, its true.

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Re: Made in US
Eldredge   5/2/2011 10:29:14 AM
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I can't speak for anyone else, however for me, it is in part the fact that the product was made is the US....although I'd like to know that means the US content is more than shipping materials here, adding a piece or ornamentation, and placing it on the shelf. For me, there are still quality issues as well is some product sectors. I still see inferior workmanship and materials in hand tools, and I avoid made in China tools.

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