For this group discussion read the article and provide insight that will add value to the topics it addresses. For example you may agree or disagree with one or more points

What It Takes to Reshore Manufacturing Successfully

For this group discussion read the article and provide insight that will add value to the topics it addresses. For example you may agree or disagree with one or more points being made regarding the benefits and challenges of re-establishing manufacturing
https://sloanreview.mit.edu/article/what-it-takes-to-reshore-manufacturing-successfully/

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What It Takes to Reshore Manufacturing Successfully

The data on comparative labor and energy costs may seem compelling. But the process of bringing assembly work back to domestic factories from abroad is substantially more challenging than the economics alone would predict.

Firstly rising labor costs in China and other emerging economies. Secondly high supply chain and logistics costs. Further wide differentials in the costs for electricity and natural gas in different parts of the world are provoking a fresh round of relocation of manufacturing and production. While some labor-intensive jobs are moving out of China to Southeast Asia or the next emerging low-cost regions some high-profile manufacturing work is returning to the United States to the cheers of some who are proclaiming the beginnings of a manufacturing renaissance.

Wal-Mart holds supplier conferences to promote “Made in U.S.A.”

The retail giant encourages manufacturers to commit to producing in the United States by promising to purchase $50 billion more in U.S. manufactured goods in the next 10 years. It is targeting the reshoring of products made for its stores by trying to facilitate. Also  accelerate reshoring efforts among its suppliers. Consultants proclaim the reemergence of the United States as a competitive place for manufacturing. There are pushing their services with reshoring conferences reports and lots of advice.

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