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"Outsourcing is not the first step in lowering product costs," Dewhurst continued. "Considering the competitive nature of the global economy, and the many hidden risks associated with outsourcing ventures, U.S. companies should scour product designs for efficiency before resorting to offshore production. We hope this study encourages the U.S. manufacturing industry to take another look at design cost analysis."
Boothroyd Dewhurst, Inc., founded in 1981, is the developer of software for Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DFMA). Engineers use DFMA software to design products for ease of assembly and to quantify the cost of producing new designs.
companies form alliances with Chinese companies where it makes sense, and the truth of the matter is that it does not make sense to outsource everything to China. Product design and manufacturing will continue to become more of a global endeavor, but nothing will ever replace a good, sound design that can be reworked as market demands dictate.
Jeffrey Rowe is the editor and publisher of MCADCafé and MCAD Weekly Review. He can be reached here or 408.850.9230.
Study Shows Product Redesign -- Not Outsourcing To China -- Holds Cost Advantage For U.S. Manufacturers
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