FCA (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles) recently announced plans that will lead to 2,500 jobs being moved from a plant in Saltillo, Mexico to Warren, Michigan for the production of next-generation Ram Heavy Duty pickups. The move is part of FCA’s $2 billion investment in the facility (which includes a previous $1B commitment last January) as it is expanded to accommodate Jeep Wagoneer and Grand...Read More »
The Reshoring Initiative, in the hopes of bringing manufacturing jobs back to the U.S., helps companies realize that offshoring is not always the most cost-effective optionRead More »
In 2016, the company manufactured more than 30,000 key mechanical subassemblies in Wisconsin. This volume was an increase from the 4,500 previously made overseas.Read More »
Although Insulet never shuttered a U.S. plant in favor of lower-cost overseas production, the company’s decision to invest $100 million in Massachusetts offers both optimism and insight on growth opportunities in manufacturing. The company, which makes drug delivery and insulin management devices, has been running a plant in China for about five years.
However, three primary factors...Read More »
Whether it’s keeping employees connected to one another, interacting with suppliers and customers, or generally exchanging data from system to another, interconnectivity is a crucial, but risky, component of supply chain management.Read More »
Companies making cars, airplanes, and cell phones tend to get more attention for their expansion plans and job-creating facility openings. However, the recent announcement of two large investments in U.S. manufacturing, and in industries with a legacy of offshore production and a reliance on imported goods, are extremely positive – even if they do originate in less glamourous industries.... Read More »
Many CEOs and CFOs are realizing that their businesses would have a lower total cost of ownership (TCO) with U.S.-based operations.Read More »