Michael Collins is a management consultant, writer and trainer who focuses on small and midsize manufacturers. He is the author of “The Manufacturer’s Guide to Business Marketing” and “Saving American Manufacturing,” available in the MDM Store. He can be reached at mpcmgt.com.
Why Some Suppliers Are Returning
U.S. manufacturers are beginning to bring back production from foreign countries as they take a holistic look at the costs and problems associated with outsourcing. About a year ago I was visiting a manufacturing plant that manufactured die-cutting presses. The CEO told me that most of the presses were manufactured in Taiwan, but there were a lot of problems trying to communicate the requirements, which resulted in quality problems.
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