Manufacturing in the USA vs. Manufacturing OverseasBack To Main Article section
Overseas manufacturers entice with their low costs of labor and production, but many American companies are finding out the hard way that paying for products to be made across the pond is not worth the cost. Manufacturing overseas adds additional hurdles to jump like language, cultural and time differences. But the trouble doesn't stop there. The low costs that overseas manufacturers bait companies with may not turn out to be so low after the drawn out process of shipping the product back to the U.S. Equally important to note is how enormously a company's carbon footprint would grow if it chose to manufacture overseas. The quality of the product made overseas is highly questionable, and due to the control of most overseas governments there are absolutely no returns or revisions if something goes awry.
When manufacturing in the U.S. there is a much quicker turnaround and an easier process of shipping. Additionally there is no language barrier to complicate communication, and companies are able to easily visit manufacturing facilities to ensure the quality of their product. By manufacturing in America, a company can lessen their carbon footprint and they can also use "Made in the U.S.A." labels on products to gain domestic market appeal. When comparing the complications resulting from manufacturing overseas to the ease and accessibility of domestic manufacturing, the choice to manufacture in the United States is obviously superlative.