Re-shoring: A Long Difficult Voyage Home
U.S. Manufacturers realize they’ve lost the edge on global competitiveness – due in large part to off-shoring. Now they’d like to regain a leading position by bringing manufacturing back home. Re-shoring won’t be easy – the challenges are complex and numerous. What must be done to get it right?
Walmart’s recent announcement, as reported in The New York Times, has major implications. Starting in January 2013, they’ve pledged to increase sourcing of American-made products (to the tune of about $50 billion) over the next 10 years.
Gaining Market Share While Your Competition Sleeps
Public relations campaigns based upon placement of feature stories have become increasingly popular among industrial manufacturers seeking greater market share, reports author Jim McMahon, president of Zebra Communications. Placement of feature stories is a cost-effective method to achieve this.
Time to Fix the US Immigration System?
The immigration issue has arisen to the forefront of political discourse – indeed it will be a major issue in 2016. But rather than making it a political football, US legislators need to look at it from a less passionate and more pragmatic – and certainly a less partisan – perspective. Think manufacturing.