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Pamela Wiseman, TFI senior operations and supply-chain consultant, writes about the manufacturing out- and in-sourcing strategies that are controversial and lively topics these days. Even people not directly involved in manufacturing discuss these themes in daily conversation, prompted in part by the media being quick to ensure that we all know that Whirlpool will move a portion of its manufacturing from Indiana to Mexico, and that Nokia , NCR, and LeCroy have all decided to reverse their outsourcing trends to bring some manufacturing back in house. The economic downturn has been a catalyst for change and adaptation, prompting executives to reassess and reposition manufacturing strategies.
Read the full story on the TFI blog, at http://www.techforecasters.com/weblog/archives/economic-downturn-has-been-a-catalyst-to-manufacturing-strategy/.