SMTA International Conference Proceedings

Re-Shoring: Total Cost Of Ownership, A Contract Manufacturing Guide

Author: Alex Zeitler
Company: BTW, Inc.
Date Published: 10/14/2012   Conference: SMTA International

Abstract: Manufacturing overseas has come under scrutiny over the last few years due to:

  • 2009 recession
  • Debilitating U.S. budget deficit
  • Near-record high U.S. unemployment rates
  • Questionable labor practices in China and other developing countries

    These are all major concerns to the bottom line. These, and other issues, have put the validity of keeping manufacturing work offshore into question.

    This paper/presentation will go through the use of the "Reshoring Initiative's" Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) Estimator tool and analysis to make informed decisions about the true cost of offshore manufacturing.

  • Key Words: 

    Reshoring, Onshoring, Offshoring, Total Cost of Ownership or TCO, Business Analysis Tool

    Members download articles for free:

    Not a member yet?

    What else do you get when you join SMTA? Read about all of the benefits that go along with membership.

    Notice: Sharing of articles is restricted to just your immediate work group. Downloaded papers should not be stored on an external network or shared on the internet.


    SMTA Headquarters
    6600 City West Parkway, Suite 300
    Eden Prairie, MN 55344 USA

    Phone +1 952.920.7682
    Fax +1 952.926.1819