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Tag >> manufacturing
Sep 13
2011

Tech CFOs scaling back offshore outsourcing

Posted by Stephen Taub in R&DoutsourcingmanufacturingIT spendingITCash

Stephen Taub

Tech companies are souring on outsourcing.

According to a survey of 100 chief financial officers at technology companies by BDO USA, LLP, just 35 percent said they are currently outsourcing services or manufacturing to companies outside of the US. This represents a 43 percent decrease from the 2009 high when 62 percent of companies were outsourcing and a slight decline from 2010 (37 percent).

Mar 18
2011

Manufacturing CFOs report skill shortage

Posted by Stephen Taub in research and developmentmanufacturinghealth insuranceCFOsCareers/Managementcapital expenditurescapex

Stephen Taub
U.S. manufacturers are planning to boost hiring and capital expenditures this year. However, they warned they may not bring on as many people as they would like to. Why?

They are having trouble finding qualified candidates. They say there is a shortage of skilled machine operators and welders.

Manufacturers are also concerned about the increase in health insurance costs.

Oct 27
2010

Supply chain risks grow

Posted by dbedell in supply chain disruptionsupply chainRiskoutsourcingmanufacturingITCash

dbedell

Companies worldwide are struggling to come to grips with risks and disruptions in their supply chain, according to a survey by the Business Continuity Institute, which found that more than 70 percent of companies had a supply chain breakdown in the past year.

In addition, a significant piece of that disruption arose from outsourced IT and manufacturing processes – and the risk of supply chain disruption related to outsourcing is rising.

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