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Old 04-26-2012, 01:16 PM   #21
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As Asian wages go up, and American wages come down (at least in real terms), we'll see manufacturing jobs like this return.
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Old 04-26-2012, 01:37 PM   #22
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Yeah, that just seemed goofy.

Where local production really helps is in defect management. Since there is a much smaller inventory of finished goods "in the pipeline", when a problem arises, like a bad batch of capacitors, less product has to be reworked or scrapped, and the rework facility, usually part of the factory, is also where the finished goods are.
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Even though there may be a 15 day pipeline of those bad capacitors, it is far better to find out soon after final assembly and only have maybe 1 days worth of finished product, than to find out knowing there is another 15 days of bad product behind it.

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