Manufacturing beyond China
New options. New opportunities. New risks.
China has long been the default choice for offshore manufacturing. For the past two decades, many businesses have made the move without even seriously considering other countries. But that's starting to change. Rising production costs and increasing competition for talent along with other factors such as intellectual property risk and dwindling government incentives are reducing China’s appeal for export-oriented manufacturers and prompting many companies to explore other production locations within Asia and beyond.
Meet the authors
- Darin Buelow, Principal, Strategy and Operations, Deloitte Consulting LLP
- Doug Gish, Principal, Strategy and Operations, Deloitte Consulting LLP
- Josh Timberlake, Senior Manager, Strategy and Operations, Deloitte Consulting LLP
"Several forces are shaping China’s manufacturing outlook. Internal factors such as rising production costs and competition for skilled labor continue to pose challenges for many manufacturers."
Deborah L. Wince-Smith, President and CEO, Council on Competitiveness, from her My Take in “Manufacturing beyond China”
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