Thursday, September 22, 2011

Reshoring Initiative Seminar

Reshoring, or Onshoring, is a movement by the manufacturing community to bring manufacturing jobs back to the US that have been "offshored" over the last 20 years.  There are many factors that have led to a shrinking of the competitive price gap that offshoring has historically had.  Higher transportation costs, the increasing wage levels in emerging economies, and technological advancement by US manufacturing are a few of the factors that are leading the way to a reshoring of US manufacturing jobs.  Below is information on a seminar regarding this topic that will take place in Park Ridge, IL on September 30th.

Bringing Manufacturing Back to America
Friday, September 30th
 7:30am - 11:30am
TMA Headquarters
 1177 S. Dee Road
Park Ridge, IL 60068
The Midwest Reshoring Initative helps level the playing field for American manufacturers competing against offshore suppliers.  The initiative is an industry-led program designed to bring orders and jobs back to America.
               Find out how to COMPETE WITH and BEAT offshore manufacturing
               Learn what OEM's really want from U.S. suppliers
               Meet local manufacturers who have benefited from Reshoring

Learn how local production and sourcing will:
               Improve your balance sheet
               Make product innovation more effective
               Reduce the TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) of purchased parts and tooling

The Midwest Reshoring Initiative has teamed up with TMA, the Association for Manufacturing Excellence, and the Illinois Manufacturing Extension Center (IMEC) to create a special half-day seminar for suppliers and manufacturers to learn more about how they can increase sales and bring jobs back home.
All participants will receive a FREE copy of the proprietary Total Cost of Ownership Estimator software, developed by Harry Moser, founder of the National Reshoring Initiative.
Cost: $49 for members of TMA/AME and IMEC clients, $69 for Suppliers, $99for Non-Suppliers and Consultants
For more information or to register, click HERE!