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major supplier of aluminum and rubber
because it has those needed natural
In today's flattened-world economy,
the concept of made "here" or "there"
makes no sense. Few end products are
completely made in any one country.
American cars contain wire harness-es put together in Mexico from wire
made in Georgia, engine components
machined in Eastern Europe, assembled
into finished engines in Michigan, sheet
metal produced in Pennsylvania and fasteners cold-headed in Taiwan.
The following are real-world case studies, either ongoing or in-development, in
which East West plays a role helping customers “right-shore.” At first glance, the
supply chains in these examples appear
to be complex and intuitively inefficient.
However, the power of incrementally
adding value in a location best suited for
each step ends in the lowest cost, high-est-quality and most reliable result.
Automotive Headlamp Washing
•12v Motor sourced in China…
shipped to Vietnam
• Washer pump parts injection molded
in Vietnam, assembled with motor
into finished pump and tested…
shipped to the UK (supply chain
managed by U.S. company)
•Headlamp washer nozzles, reservoir
and controls produced in the UK
and combined with pump into complete system and tested… shipped to
•Headlamp washer system assembled
into automobile… automobile sold
and shipped around the world
•Magnets sourced in China… shipped
•High-efficiency motor (designed
in New Zealand) parts produced in
Vietnam and combined with magnets
into finished motor and tested…
shipped to Europe, Asia and the
Americas (supply chain managed by
New Zealand and U.S. companies)
•Electronic components sourced in
China… shipped to Vietnam
•Electronic components manufactured
into PCBA and refrigeration control
module in Vietnam (designed in New
Zealand)… shipped to Europe, Asia
and the Americas
•Refrigerated display case compo-
nents produced in Europe, Asia
and the Americas, combined with
high-efficiency motor, control mod-
ule and other components sourced
around the world (compressor, cop-
per and aluminum coils, etc.) into
finished display case… display case
sold and shipped around the world.
In a world of Lean, automated manufacturing where global business is the
norm and not the exception, the need
to source and make things in the right
place has never been more important.
Rather than quibble over off-shoring vs.
on-shoring, the real opportunity is to
focus on right-shoring — adding value
where it is the most optimum to do so.
If the focus is on this aspect of competitiveness, then “Made in…” almost
loses its meaning, replaced rightly so
by “Designed in…”, “Assembled in…”,
“Marketed in….” and “Distributed in…”
Right-shoring is simply adding value
in the place most beneficial to do so.
Properly executed, this powerful tool
leads to greater competitiveness in
an ever-changing global landscape.
Competitiveness leads to a stronger
company and growth. Growth means a
strong domestic economy and ultimately
more jobs. Isn’t that what we are all trying to accomplish?
Jeff Sweeney is Co-Founder and
Executive VP of East West Manufacturing,
an Atlanta-based Global Contract
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