September 12, 2017
  Amidst China’s transition into a high-skilled manufacturing hub, Vietnam and India are attracting numerous businesses that are seeking to shift their low to medium skilled manufacturing plants to neighboring nations, offering lower cost of labour. The governments of both these nations are making strides to enhance investment sentiments. However, challenges like shortage of skilled […]
Roshni Wani Thapa
July 8, 2017
As Donald Trump tries to revive an American manufacturing base, automotive production in Mexico has come under scrutiny. Many global automakers already operate plants in Mexico, attracted by its strong economy and stable government, but uncertainty surrounding trade deals such as NAFTA – the North American Free Trade Agreement – have called into question the […]
January 28, 2017
The traditional manufacturing process typically consists of three parties: the physical manufacturer; suppliers; and services providers. These parties are usually fairly unconnected and have independent operations, which creates a lot of inefficiency in the supply chain and turns into lost opportunities. Fortunately, development of the fourth industrial revolution, the Industry 4.0, which emphasises digital technologies, […]
November 3, 2016
The Western Electronics industry has long suffered, with poor prospects since production relocation to Asia intensified in the 2000s. This was a major gain for countries like China, which saw its electronics/electrics industry increasing by 13 times to US$2.4 trillion over 2000-2015. However, with the influence of cheap labour in this country fading and hardware […]

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