Align MFG Manufacturing Article

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

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 engaged in exactly this activity for the past decade–well before COVID supply constraints, Section 301 Tariffs, invasion of Ukraine or tensions in the Taiwan Strait.

We’ve developed relationships with some of the best factories in India, Thailand, Vietnam — allies with shared values, not just politically but also where it counts for your manufacturing project–cost, delivery and quality.

Our team is here to help, too. Our local experts and Americans act as your boots on the ground–managing the quality program, timetables compliance and communication–making sure you are always up to date with what’s happening in your project.

If any of that sounds interesting to you, please give us a call.

Ben Unruh

Ben Unruh

Ben Unruh is a Partner at Align Manufacturing, a precision manufacturing company specializing in processes like sand casting, investment casting, machining, stamping, forging and fabrication. With over 10 years of on-the-ground experience in industrial manufacturing across Southeast Asia and South Asia, Ben brings vital regional expertise to Align.

Operating out of the company's Bangkok headquarters, Ben leverages his deep knowledge of Thailand, Vietnam and India to help customers navigate the complex manufacturing dynamics in these alternative manufacturing powerhouses. His cross-cultural background and industry acumen allow him to seamlessly transform concepts into reality through Align's cutting-edge technologies and network of trusted vendors.

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