Why U.S. electronics component supply chains are re-shoring

12/8/2013 | Manufacturing.net

Many electronics component supply chains are bringing manufacturing back to the U.S. from China in response to increased wages, energy costs and shipping rates, writes Tia Nowack of IMPO. The re-shoring trend can also be attributed to U.S. consumers' support for products made at home, according to a 2012 survey of the Alliance for American Manufacturing. China still can compete by reducing costs "to offset the factors driving U.S. companies out of China: labor costs, natural disasters, and poor air quality to name a few," said Wilson Lee, director of product manufacturing for Newark element14.

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