North American Manufacturing

I recently read an interesting article related to manufacturing in North America. Here are some interesting quotes for those wanting the abbreviated version:

“But CMP, which opened its first U.S. manufacturing operation just north of Raleigh, N.C., in 2005, said it plans to expand further in North America, adding more customers and securing more orders as it continues to focus on the principles of lean manufacturing to increase competitiveness and responsiveness as well as cut lead times to mere days versus some competitors’ months of lag.”

“For us to take this business somewhere else would be suicidal,” he said. “We intend to be here for the long haul. We believe in North American manufacturing. The future of our employees is in North America.”

“What’s lean about throwing product on a boat and having it delivered here?” Wiff asked. “It’s more lean to do it here.”