Lean Hardware Strategy Lets Kickstarter Breakout Nomiku In-Shore Manufacturing Back To The U.S.

Date Published08/18/2014
Author NameKim-Mai Cutler
Mentions specific company case(s) of reshoring, kept from offshoring, or transplantYes

Additional Reshoring Information:

Company/Division name Nomiku
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
Year reshoring implemented or to be implemented:2014
Offshore, work was done:Outsourced
Domestically, the work will be done:Outsourced
Country(ies) from which reshored:China
City reshored to:San Francisco, Oakland
State(s) reshored to:CA
If relevant, work nearshored to:-
Industry(ies):Electrical Equipment/Appliances/Components
Product(s) reshoredImmersion circulator
What non-domestic negative factors made offshoring less attractive?Difficulty of innovation/product differentiation, Rising wages, Total cost
What domestic positive factors made reshoring more attractive?3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing, Automation/technology, Eco-system synergies, Lean/other business process improvement techniques, Lower real-estate/construction cost, Manufacturing/engineering joint innovation (R&D), Re-design of the part, Skilled workforce availability/training
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