According to Schneider, the latest paradigm is that in order for companies to be competitive, their manufacturing operations must be located in low-cost labor markets, causing them to abandon existing plants and move manufacturing overseas. Sometimes this strategy makes sense, but many companies fail to look at other options that can lead to greater profits and better products while keeping manufacturing in North America. "We want to get the message out to North American manufacturers that they have choices when it comes to manufacturing, and that the chips are not necessarily stacked in favor of low- cost labor markets."
The "Save Your Factory" initiative encourages North American manufacturers to use productivity-enhancing technologies to become globally competitive. "FANUC Robotics and the other 'Save Your Factory' coalition members are committed to helping manufacturers understand that automation, lean manufacturing, six sigma, industrial robots, and other process improvement methods will combat the economic lure of moving their manufacturing operations," said Schneider.
For more information on the Save Your Factory initiative, and resources that can help companies remain competitive, visit http://www.saveyourfactory.com .
CONTACT: Cathy Powell, Sr. Marketing Analyst of FANUC Robotics,
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