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Near-shoring – a distinct trend or just talk? Well, according to a survey by Alix Partners, the US is now as attractive to manufacturers as Mexico, and cost parity with China will be achieved as soon as 2015. But, warns the business advisory firm, it all depends on what type of manufacturing. Because while costs for things such as machined aluminium parts, knit apparel and plastic molded parts is going up in China, they are forecast to remain at a lower price than Mexico for at least other couple of years. Nevertheless, the cost gap with China has “been closed by approximately 70% for the products we analyzed”.

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  • Rick Eyerdam

    May 15, 2013 at 12:54 pm

    nice work again Alex