Competition is Good

SourceMoldMaking Technology
Date Published08/01/2014
Author NamePaul Coleman
Mentions specific company case(s) of reshoring, kept from offshoring, or transplantYes

Additional Reshoring Information:

Company/Division name Warrior Sports
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:Windsor
State(s) reshored to:Canada
If relevant, work nearshored to:-
Product(s) reshoredPlastic Mold Tooling for Sports Equipment
What non-domestic negative factors made offshoring less attractive?Burden on staff, Communications, Delivery, Difficulty of innovation/product differentiation, Emergency air freigh, Freight cost, Loss of control, Strained offshore relationships, Total cost, Travel cost/time, Quality/rework/warranty, Other, Design Issues due to Cultural Differences
What domestic positive factors made reshoring more attractive?Automation/technology, Higher productivity, Manufacturing/engineering joint innovation (R&D), Re-design of the part, Skilled workforce availability/training
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