For nearly two decades, US manufacturers saw China as an optimum location for assembly operations – but reshoring from China is becoming a new trend. Due to a myriad of factors – from labor prices to fuel costs to infrastructure – US manufacturers are now bringing their operations back home. The trend is reversing. China is no longer considered the better option across the board. Reshoring to the US and especially nearshoring to Mexico are becoming more and more popular.
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In spite of a general trend towards less manufacturing in the United States, the US manufacturing sector is doing well. Output is increasing, value is on the rise, and some areas in the US are experiencing significant growth in the manufacturing sector.
With US President Donald Trump’s tariffs going into effect, manufacturing in China is becoming more costly and problematic. Firms looking to remain competitive and to keep production costs low while selling to the US market have real concerns about remaining in China. For some, a new alternative is beginning to look a lot more attractive […]
More jobs are coming to the United States from an unlikely source – China. Typically known more for competing with the United States for jobs, there has been a recent slurry of manufacturing leaving China headed for more profitable shores. It seems rising wages and fuel costs are driving the shift to a large extent. […]
What is Mexico’s relationship to manufacturing? How affordable is manufacturing in Mexico? And what legal framework governs import/export manufacturing in this Latin American country bordering the world’s largest consumer market? This overview will answer these and other questions, showing how and why Mexico came to be a manufacturing powerhouse and outsource location of choice for many of the world’s most prestigious companies.
Of the many choices companies face when producing products, outsourcing manufacturing ranks among the most difficult and confusing. There are numerous benefits from utilizing manufacturing outsourcing services in many cases, but there are also pros and cons to be considered. Furthermore, there are numerous ways to outsource, and not all of them make sense in […]
We’re all familiar with the negative statistics about the state of employment and manufacturing in the United States. The consensus is that the US doesn’t manufacture anymore. But this simply isn’t true. US manufacturing is on the rise, and though conservative at present, the number of manufacturing jobs returning to the US is also on the rise.
Over the past several years, numerous US firms have been reshoring to Mexico, undoing two decades of offshoring. US firms are coming back home for several reasons, as it becomes more economically sensible to partner with contract manufacturers and shelter companies south of the border.