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A cargo ship moves towards the Bayonne Bridge as it heads into port on October 13, 2021 in Bayonne, New Jersey. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images) More than a year after the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus entered the scene, manufacturers are dealing with a very different world and supply chain . As they battle ongoing disruptions, congested ports, and ongoing delays, the idea of sourcing closer to home is gaining interest.
“There’s such an initiative now for the reshoring,” says Nicole Wolter, president and CEO at HM Manufacturing, a power transmission components facility in Wauconda, Illinois, which focuses on delivering custom precision timing belt pulleys, gears, splines, sheaves, and shafts.
“I’ve seen a lot of my customers start to do things more internally,” she told The Epoch Times.
Moving operations to the United States provides the opportunity to reduce supply chain risks.
“By shortening the supply chain, and producing products in the United States, you’re removing the possibility of goods being stuck overseas or even at our own ports,” according to Steven Vigilante, the head of new business development for OLIPOP , a soda with microbiome and digestive health support.
“We may still be facing labor shortages, but at least we can eliminate some of the broken links in the chain by keeping production stateside,” he said.
A careful weighing of the current costs involved with domestic production can help guide decisions for manufacturers.
“While producing goods overseas used to be cost-effective, that’s not necessarily the case anymore,” Vigilante said. “In recent years, the costs of labor, energy, transportation, and materials have skyrocketed.”
As a result, the perceived savings of manufacturing abroad isn’t always a reality.“By reshoring your production, you’re eliminating the need to overproduce inventory in anticipation of long lead times,” Vigilante said. “You’re less likely to have dead stock, so your cost to your consumers doesn’t have to go up, just because you decide to move production stateside.”OLIPOP produces its sodas domestically and as a result, hasn’t been impacted by the global supply chain crisis. The benefits of this domestic arrangement include “reduced shipping costs, faster fulfillment times, easier communication, and greater quality control overall,” Vigilante […]
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I’ll keep this short. The rise of Pandemic Panic Theater, massive voter fraud, and other “taboo” topics have neutered a majority of conservative news sites. You’ll notice they are very careful about what topics they tackle. Sure, they’ll attack Critical Race Theory, Antifa, and the Biden-Harris regime, but you won’t see them going after George Soros, Bill Gates, the World Economic Forum, or the Deep State, among others.
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