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Status And Tread On American Manufacturing Industry

Debates about how to revitalize u.S.Manufacturing are likely to continue for some time.Last year, the editorial staff at supply chain digest wrote, 'to save u.S.Manufacturing, americans must focus on the real problems behind the losses in factories here.' both problems and inherent opportunities for our manufacturing revival exist - they reside on the factory floor and nowhere else.Let's not become distracted by government policies that may or may not change or by labor unions or by offshore business decisions.Examining our own 'backyard' of factories will show us the real story behind manufacturing failures.A closer look into the actual production on the factory floor will also yield solutions for successful process engineering right here in america.For years, eulogies have been written for u.S.Manufacturing.Lately, however, including in the president's state-of-the-union address, there has been more talk about how important manufacturing is for the u.S.Economy.All sorts of stimulus plans have been offered as ways to revive the american manufacturing sector.Even in the information age, i side with those who believe that manufacturing remains a critical part of any country's economic base.A significant reduction in the corporate tax rate in the united states, which is the second highest among the developed countries, would be a much more powerful incentive to encourage american manufacturing production than these changes.The other policies president obama is promoting to support manufacturing - measures to increase high-school graduation rates; work-force training programs at community colleges; more support for basic research, infrastructure investment, and scientific, engineering and technical education; and immigration reform - would benefit not just manufacturing but the entire economy.It's clear that three decades after off-shoring emerged as the best way for many domestic corporations to lower their cost of doing business, we are now seeing a rethinking of that strategy.It appears that corporations are becoming less focused on hourly wages in favor of the 'big' picture.There are several practical reasons for this about-face: rapidly rising production costs in china, india, as well as other asian countries; soaring transportation cost; increased risk of supply chain disruptions when doing business in faraway locations; and, the flight from unregulated overseas markets where companies have found that they cannot assert their rights to quality control and intellectual property - just to mention a few.As companies have gotten better at reducing inventory and adopting just-in-time delivery, supply chains stretching around the world have started to look like liabilities.The fragility of global supply chains became vividly apparent when the tsunami in japan and floods in thailand last year caused major disruptions for companies.A survey of 150 shipping companies by transportation research firm wolfe trahan showed a dramatic shift over the last year in their clients' thinking.Among companies planning to move production, those considering an increase in outsourcing to china fell to 9 percent in october from 18 percent in april 2011.Those expecting to shift production back to the u.S.Rose to 21 percent from 10 percent.Supply chain analysts at researcher gartner recently predicted that by 2014, the production of 20 percent of goods now made in asia and destined for u.S.Consumers will shift to the americas.In a recent study by accenture entitled 'manufacturing's secret shift,' 61 percent of 287 manufacturers surveyed reported that they're thinking of moving operations closer to customers.Shaking concentrator:http://www.Hxjq-crusher.Com/31.Htmlspiral classifier price:http://www.Crusher-machine.Com/27.Html.

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