[AfriAm-Smith] Is reshoring reversing the offshoring trend

Reshoring or Offshoring roym at manufacturing-audiotraining.com
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To Reshore Or Offshore? How To Objectively Decide (
Presenter: Harry Moser

Live Audio Conference
Date: Thursday, May 01, 2014
Time: 1 pm Eastern | 12 pm Central | 11 am Mountain | 10 am Pacific
Length: 60 Minutes


Since 2010, more than 100,000 manufacturing jobs have been reshored by
about 500 OEMs and thousands of their suppliers have followed suit.

Walmart is a leading example of this trend with their decision to
invest $50 billion in American-made goods over the next decade. While
reshoring is undeniably good PR for U.S. OEMs, there is more driving
this bourgeoning trend than marketing strategy. For decades,
offshoring has been the primary way to cut costs and remain
competitive in the North American market. Recently, however,
increasing offshore wage rates and rising transportation costs are
beginning to tilt the equation in favor of U.S. manufacturing. Many
U.S. manufacturers have discovered that local production and sourcing
often reduces their total cost of ownership of purchased parts and
tooling while increasing productivity.

Join this session by Harry Moser to learn more about the reshoring
trend and how to evaluate the potential economic advantages of

This session will help you to:

* Why you should base sourcing decisions on total cost instead of
wage rate or price
* Learn how to properly quantify risks and opportunities in your
sourcing decisions
* Expert reveals the truth about where manufacturing is really headed
* Explore how the TCO Estimator can help you make informed sourcing
* How to ride the wave of positive reshoring PR
* Where (and how) to find customers and competitors who are reshoring
* Read More (

Ask a question at the Q&A session following the live event and get
advice unique to your situation,
directly from our expert speaker.

About Our Speaker

Harry Moser is the founder of the Reshoring Initiative to bring
manufacturing jobs back to the U.S. Prior to founding the Reshoring
Initiative, he served as President of GF AgieCharmilles from 1985
until his retirement as Chairman Emeritus in 2010. Largely due to the
success of the Reshoring Initiative, Harry was inducted into the
Industry Week Manufacturing Hall of Fame in 2010 and was named Quality
Magazine's Quality Professional of the year in 2012. Read More (

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