Archive | August, 2012

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8:37 pm
August 16, 2012
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Executive Outlook 2012: Increased Onshoring On The Horizon? Not Likely

While there’s some evidence that offshore manufacturing is slowing and, in some cases, reversing to onshoring, in my opinion, the practice of offshoring U.S. manufacturing and service jobs will continue in the coming years.  Growing up and working in the “Motor City” gave me an early and first-hand perspective on the effects of offshoring manufacturing […]

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August 16, 2012
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Executive Outlook 2012: As Always, Education Will Continue To Be Key

Today’s global economy allows companies to design, source, manufacture and sell from an intricate web of locations based on a variety of factors, including customer sites, talent base, supply quality and availability and logistics costs. Fluke is a global corporation serving a global customer base with a global footprint.  We operate every one of our […]

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August 16, 2012
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Executive Outlook 2012: Preparing For U.S. Manufacturing Growth

As a global company, Gates Corporation recognizes the importance of manufacturing in local economies for local consumption, and is committed to meeting market demand—wherever it may be. Our manufacturing in the U.S. has been strong for our entire 101 years, and with over 50 years in both Canada and Mexico, our North American manufacturing continues […]

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August 16, 2012
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Executive Outlook 2012: A Global Vision, Made in America

GE CEO & Chairman Jeff Immelt often discusses how global growth and demand from overseas customers represents a tremendous opportunity for U.S. manufacturing and innovation.  (In fact, GE has already discussed its plans for creating approximately 15,000 new U.S. jobs since 2009.) I strongly echo that message. The largest exporter in the state of Nevada, […]

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August 16, 2012
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Executive Outlook 2012: We Can Accomplish More By Working Together

The geographic reallocation of global manufacturing is shifting, but the movement is in its early stages. This presents both a challenge and an opportunity for U.S. businesses.  The presence of manufacturing in the U.S. has typically been seen as a core driver of the American economy and has influenced innovation, productivity and growth. Similarly, a […]

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August 16, 2012
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Executive Outlook 2012: Determining & Doing Whatever Makes Sense

Re-industrialization is certainly a “real” trend. U.S. manufacturing has had 35 straight months of economic growth, translating to job growth: Manufacturing jobs are expected to increase 3.2% in 2012—an astounding rate compared with 1.6% overall job growth. This is attributed to the fact that over the next five years, wage inflation, exchange rate pressure and […]

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8:29 pm
August 16, 2012
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Executive Outlook 2012: The Future Of U.S. Manufacturing

In recent decades, the American economy has transitioned many times—from manufacturing to outsourcing, to economic crisis to a potential resurgence. But this revival is not going to happen through a simple “reshoring” of manufacturing. For the United States, a combination of factors will lead to a robust rebirth in manufacturing.  First, there needs to be […]

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August 16, 2012
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Executive Outlook 2012: Re-Evaluating International Sourcing

Most companies pay close attention to having a competitive cost structure in the manufacture of their products. Generac is no exception. Decisions are constantly being made about whether it is more cost-effective to source components from international suppliers or produce them here in the U.S.  Over the last two decades, the trend for many companies—including […]

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