Should Manufacturing Jobs Be 'Re-Shored' to the U.S.?

Date Published09/26/2012
Author NameN/A
Mentions specific company case(s) of reshoring, kept from offshoring, or transplantYes

Additional Reshoring Information:

Company/Division name GE - KY
Type of work Manufacturing
If manufacturing, is the company an OEM? Unknown
If manufacturing, is the company a contract manufacturer?Unknown
Reshoring category:Reshoring
Total number of jobs (added or to be added):1300
Year reshoring implemented or to be implemented:2014
Capital investment ($):1000
Country(ies) from which reshored:China,Mexico
State(s) reshored to:KY
Industry(ies):Electrical Equipment/Appliances/Components
Product(s) reshoredappliances
What non-domestic negative factors made offshoring less attractive?Freight cost, Inventory, Lead time/time to market, Rising wages, Quality/rework/warranty
What domestic positive factors made reshoring more attractive?Lean/other business process improvement techniques, Manufacturing/engineering joint innovation (R&D)
Mentions use of TCO or similar concept?Yes
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