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Category: Reshoring

Manufacturing's Second Wind

October 06, 2014 Posted by Chris Wysong

Companies that have traditionally been known for offshoring, like GE, are now turning to reshoring. As this becomes more common, U.S. manufacturers will need labor and talent to accommodate the growing workload. Dave Blanchard of IndustryWeek reports on the steps needed to make this transition successful. Manufacturings Second Wind By: Dave Blanchard Reshoring, like politics, makes strange bedfellows. Consider, for instance, the recent spectacle of retail giant Walmart gathering500 of its biggest suppliers into one room and urging them to manufacture their products right here, in the United States. There is a delicious irony in the fact that Walmart, of all companies, is now spearheading a Made in the USA effort since it was largely the retailers insistence on rock-bottom low prices that led many of its U.S. suppliers to ship their work overseas to China in the first place. Probably no other company has done more to promote Chinese-made goods to the American public than Walmart, and

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