Domestic Manufacturing versus Offshore: Which is more effective?

Date Published01/14/2016
Author NameJames Anderton
Mentions specific company case(s) of reshoring, kept from offshoring, or transplantYes

Additional Reshoring Information:

Company/Division name Modula
Parent companySystem Group
Type of work Manufacturing
If manufacturing, is the company an OEM? Yes
Reshoring category:Transplant
Year reshoring announced:2016
Year reshoring implemented or to be implemented:2015
Country(ies) from which reshored:Italy
City reshored to:Lewiston
State(s) reshored to:ME
If relevant, work nearshored to:-
Product(s) reshoredAutomated Storage Systems
What non-domestic negative factors made offshoring less attractive?Delivery, Quality/rework/warranty, Total cost
What domestic positive factors made reshoring more attractive?Automation/technology, Customization/Flexibility, Higher productivity, Infrastructure, Lead time/Time to market, Proximity to customers/market, Skilled workforce availability/training, Other, Customer Service
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