Given the on going dynamics of a fluid marketplace, it can be a challenge when seeking suppliers as to utilize a domestic manufacturer or a chance on a foreign opportunity. While it is true that foreign suppliers offer their own set of advantages, these do not supplant the advantages offered by engaging with a domestic manufacturer. Domestic suppliers offer the opportunity to engage with consistent quality control, quick product turnaround times and more effective communication, thus supplying a more appropriate product for your needs. Success depends on all the aspects coming together and a domestic manufacturer can ensure those aspects in ways not available to the foreign manufacturer.Read More
As many buyers have discovered, local purchasing is simpler and altogether more convenient than offshore sourcing. And with the steady resurgence of high-quality American manufacturing, there are fewer reasons to purchase specialized parts and components overseas. The benefits of local sourcing are especially evident when procuring non-standard parts and components for your assembly lines. Using American manufacturers streamlines the procurement process and is far more flexible than external sourcing of the same products. Here are three top benefits of local sourcing.
American manufacturing is slowly emerging from the industrial decline that occurred in the 1990s and the 2000s when there was a massive offshoring of manufacturing to China and other countries on the premise that lower wage costs would reduce manufacturing costs. What advocates of this trend did not fully appreciate were the significant disadvantages of having manufacturing performed in time zones that were out of kilter with American working hours. In addition, companies faced long shipping and manufacturing lead times that led to significantly higher inventory holding costs as well as untenable delays when changes or alterations to orders were required.