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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



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