"began moving operations back to the U.S. from Germany three years ago to hold on to customers frustrated by long lead times and shipping delays.
For smaller firms, a “Made in the U.S.A.” label can add marketing cachet and strengthen ties to suppliers and customers as demands for quick delivery escalate.
But small firms also face particular hurdles. They typically operate with modest cash reserves and can’t always attract top talent or find U.S. suppliers that meet their specifications. Reshoring challenges are especially pronounced for small businesses in sectors where the U.S. ecosystem of manufacturers, suppliers and skilled workers has largely disappeared.
Still, the number of firms taking a look at reshoring is growing. Nearly 70 percent of U.S. and European manufacturing and distribution companies said that they were considering moving production closer to their homes, according to a 2016 survey by the consulting firm
AlixPartners LLP. That is up from 40 percent in 2015, according to the survey, which included responses from 107 small, midsize and large companies."
quinta-feira, abril 20, 2017
Flexibilidade e rapidez a alimentar o reshoring
Em "Small U.S. Manufacturers Struggle to Bring Jobs Back Home" encontro vários tópicos que elenco há anos para justificar o reshoring: Mongo, a flexibilidade e a rapidez. (recuar a 2007)