Background Information

This section begins with some history regarding manufacturing location trends in the past several decades, providing some perspective on current trends in global manufacturing location decisions. What is causing the shifts in location? This section reports the findings from an extensive review of existing literature, information in the public press, and the focus groups conducted prior to the survey administration. Some of these results were previously reported in a CSCMP Hot Topics article titled “Offshoring Strategy Trends of American Corporations” (2012).

Image Manufacturing in the United States in the Past Twenty Years

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