Guidepoint Moving Manufacturing Back to the U.S.

SourceIT Business Net
Date Published06/11/2014
Author NameJennifer Sims
Mentions specific company case(s) of reshoring, kept from offshoring, or transplantYes

Additional Reshoring Information:

Company/Division name Guidepoint Systems
Type of work Manufacturing
If manufacturing, is the company an OEM? Yes
Reshoring category:Reshoring
What product(s) and/or service(s) were outsourced domestically?Manufacturing
Year reshoring announced:2014
Domestically, the work will be done:Outsourced
City reshored to:Fort Worth
State(s) reshored to:TX
If relevant, work nearshored to:-
Industry(ies):Electrical Equipment/Appliances/Components, Transportation Equipment
Product(s) reshoredGPS transceivers
What non-domestic negative factors made offshoring less attractive?Freight cost, Lead time/time to market, Loss of control, Rising wages, Quality/rework/warranty
What domestic positive factors made reshoring more attractive?Image/brand, Skilled workforce availability/training, Other, Less oversight, Faster response time
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