A Case Study in Re-shoring: One St. Louis OEM Decides to Leave China and Look in His Own Backyard

SourceDesign2Part Magazine
Date Published01/01/2013
Author NameRebecca Carnes
Mentions specific company case(s) of reshoring, kept from offshoring, or transplantYes

Additional Reshoring Information:

Company/Division name Dazor Manufacturing Corp.
Parent companyDazor Manufacturing Corp.
Type of work Manufacturing
If manufacturing, is the company an OEM? Yes
If manufacturing, is the company a contract manufacturer?Unknown
Reshoring category:Reshoring
What product(s) and/or service(s) were outsourced domestically?Manufacturing
Offshore, work was done:Outsourced
Domestically, the work will be done:Outsourced
Country(ies) from which reshored:China
State(s) reshored to:MO
If relevant, work nearshored to:-
Industry(ies):Electrical Equipment/Appliances/Components
Product(s) reshoredindustrial and professional-grade lighting
What non-domestic negative factors made offshoring less attractive?Communications, Delivery, Inventory, Price, Regulatory compliance, Quality/rework/warranty
What domestic positive factors made reshoring more attractive?Automation/technology, Higher productivity, Manufacturing/engineering joint innovation (R&D), Re-design of the part
Mentions use of TCO or similar concept?Yes
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