This T-Shirt Sewing Robot Could Radically Shift The Apparel Industry

SourceFast Company
Date Published08/25/2017
Author NameAdele Peters
Mentions specific company case(s) of reshoring, kept from offshoring, or transplantYes

Additional Reshoring Information:

Company/Division name Tianyuan Garments Company
Type of work Manufacturing
If manufacturing, is the company a contract manufacturer?Yes
Reshoring category:Reshoring
Total number of jobs (added or to be added):400
Year reshoring announced:2017
Year reshoring implemented or to be implemented:2018
Domestically, the work will be done:In-house
Country(ies) from which reshored:China
City reshored to:Little Rock
State(s) reshored to:AR
If relevant, work nearshored to:-
Industry(ies):Apparel & Textiles
What non-domestic negative factors made offshoring less attractive?Delivery, Rising wages, Travel cost/time
What domestic positive factors made reshoring more attractive?Automation/technology, Customer responsiveness improvement, Government Incentives, Image/brand (customer preference for U.S. made), Lead time/Time to market, Proximity to customers/market, Skilled workforce availability/training, U.S. price of natural gas/chemicals/electricity, reduce brands’ carbon footprints because closer
Mentions use of TCO or similar concept?Yes
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