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News Analysis for Manufacturing & Construction

China reverses labour arbitrage trends, outsourcing textiles manufacturing to the USA
by Jeremy Coward
Outsourcing offshore to reap the benefits of labour arbitrage has been a common occurrence in the textiles manufacturing industry, with countries like China frequently seen as prime locations.
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3D printing hailed as a massive blow to the outsourcing and globalisation of manufacturing
by Jeremy Coward
A contributor to Forbes has suggested that the progress of 3D printing will spark a revolution, tipping balances in favour of insourcing and localisation as opposed to outsourcing and globalisation.
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How Apple Created Its Own Business Rivals through Outsourcing
by Jeremy Coward
CIO has reported that Apple was responsible for supercharging two of its fiercest rivals – Samsung and Foxconn – and that it did so by outsourcing manufacturing responsibilities to these companies.
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Innovation in Outsourcing and the Rise of the CXO
by Jeremy Coward
The ‘Innovation Reality Report’ published by Aecus in February 2015 is enough to make any individual working in the world of outsourcing optimistic. Innovation is a concept that has encountered a lot of scepticism on the vertical side of the outsourcing industry. Paul Morrison, Head of Outsourcing Innovation at Aecus, defines innovation as...
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How Bitcoin Could Improve Crowdsourced Outsourcing
by Jeremy Coward
Crowdsourcing is sometimes hailed as outsourcing modernised for the 21st century. In theory, crowdsourcing should offer companies more flexibility, less overhead costs, and plenty of healthy competition which will boost outsourcee productivity. However, those perks come hand-in-hand with some less appealing aspects...
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August reveals extent of global economic slowdown
by sourcingfocus.com
August was a month of economic gloom, with reports of slowdown in China and increased instability in Europe. Rising expectations of Greece’s expulsion from the Eurozone and difficulties arising in Spain have further compounded economic uncertainties.
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How can we solve outsourcing and insourcing not working in the service supply chain
by Mike Heslop, founder of Centrex Service
The insource versus outsource debate has long been discussed across all industries, but neither has become the defacto as both have continued to encounter problems. As a solution to this, a new proposition being brought to the market; leansource.
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