Manufacturing Articles

Risk Management and Tariffs: Diversifying Manufacturing from China to Vietnam, India, and Thailand

By Ben Unruh / June 20, 2024

The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored the fragility of global supply chains, revealing the pitfalls of overreliance on a single source. Production delays and shortages highlighted the need for a resilient supply chain, which is crucial for the survival and continuity of businesses in turbulent times. In response, companies are increasingly turning to diversification as a…

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DIVERSIFY YOUR SUPPLY CHAIN

By Ben Unruh / November 13, 2023

Strategies for Diversifying Supply Chains for Industrial Goods

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Friend-shoring, Near-shoring, Re-Shoring and other buzzwords.

By Ben Unruh / November 13, 2023

Ok, that’s a lot of corpo-speak in single headline. Friend-shoring, Near-shoring, and Re-Shoring are relatively new terms Supply Chain professionals–all touted as potential solutions to the Section 301 tariffs and increasing geopolitical risk associated with sourcing from China. They’re new words, but they aren’t new ideas. In fact, Align Manufacturing and it’s partners have been…

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