The Reshoring Initiative!
If you are a U.S. Manufacturer, the words “Reshoring Initiative” brings music to your ears.
For example, reshoring certainly looks to play a critical role moving forward following COVID-19 pandemic.
Especially since most companies encountered significant supply chain disruptions during this challenging period.
Well, the team at the Reshoring Initiative welcomes this exciting trend and opportunity for U.S. manufacturers.
In addition, to learn more about the Reshoring Initiative check out this video:
About The Reshoring Initiative
With reshoring gaining momentum throughout the country, this initiative certainly supports an extremely valuable and worthy cause.
Many companies have already repatriated some of their manufacturing efforts. The Reshoring Initiative is continuing to spread the “return-manufacturing-home” message to help other manufacturers realize America offers tremendous advantages to produce quality goods:
The mission of the Reshoring Initiative® is to bring good, well-paying manufacturing jobs back to the United States by assisting companies to more accurately assess their total cost of offshoring, and shift collective thinking from offshoring is cheaper to local reduces the total cost of ownership. We are a nonprofit organization and offer a number of free tools to advance our mission.
Reshoring Initiative Founder Harry Moser
Harry Moser, founder of the Reshoring Initiative and former president of machine tool maker GF Agie Charmilles, grew up experiencing manufacturing glory.
However times changed. Watching many American manufacturing plants close due to decades of offshoring, Moser decided to take a stand.
Not wanting to see any more U.S. manufacturing jobs disappear, Moser found it critical to start an industry-led initiative to prove offshoring is not always the best economical decision for companies.
In fact, American companies considering sending their manufacturing offshore often don’t consider all of the costs, e.g. inventory carrying costs, travel costs to check on suppliers, intellectual property risks and opportunity costs from product pipelines being too long.
The Reshoring Initiative, founded in early 2010, takes action by helping manufacturers realize that local production, in some cases, reduces their total cost of ownership of purchased parts and tooling.
The Initiative also trains suppliers on how to effectively meet the needs of their local customers, giving the suppliers the tools to sell against lower priced offshore competitors.
There are many reasons for American manufacturers to reevaluate offshoring and consider reshoring. Companies are increasingly recognizing that costs, risks as well as strategic impacts previously ignored are large enough to overcome the shrinking emerging market wage advantages.
They are seeing the benefits of proximity as well as producing in the market.
Especially when the home market in the United States still serves as the world’s largest.
The top reasons that companies reshore include:
- Lead time
- Higher product quality as well as consistency
- Rising offshore wages
- Skilled workforce
- Local tax incentives
- Image of being Made in USA
- Lower inventory levels as well as better turns
- Also better responsiveness to changing customer demands
- Minimal intellectual property as well as regulatory compliance risks
- Improved innovation as well as product differentiation
Why Reshoring Makes Sense for America
Reshoring is the fastest and most efficient way to strengthen the U.S. economy because it:
- Helps balance the trade and budget deficits
- Reduces unemployment by creating productive jobs
- Additionally reduces income inequality
- Furthermore, motivates skilled workforce recruitment by demonstrating that manufacturing is a growth career
- Also helps maintain the broad industrial capability required for national defense
Stop by the Reshoring Initiative today to learn about this extremely exciting trend: https://www.reshorenow.org/
Wrapping It Up
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