What COOs Need to Know When Choosing Between Domestic or Global Manufacturing

Learn how to choose between domestic and international manufacturing and the effects it will have on your business.

Format          45 Minute Lesson
Chapters       5
Skill Level     Intermediate
Audience      COO
Includes       Access for 1 year. Stream on all devices.

Course Description

In this lesson, ExecSense examines the changing landscape of global manufacturing and how it’s impacting American businesses. Take the 45 minutes to learn why major American corporations are investing in domestic production, if your business should manufacture domestically or offshore, and how to change your current model if necessary.

This 5-chapter lesson is led by an expert, Stephen Borengasser (Principal – Sketchbook Strategies), and focuses on the risks, benefits, and challenges of domestic and offshore manufacturing.

In this 45-minute session, COOs will learn:

  • Why major U.S. corporations are shifting towards domestic manufacturing, how to know if your business should produce locally or overseas, and what impact your supply chain and customer service choices have on your entire business
  • An assessment of the 5 key factors that led to the boom in offshoring, including the opening of global trade, access to lower labor costs, decreases in shipping prices, capital investment, and competition
  • Understand what variables need to be considered when making key manufacturing decisions – why a simple cost analysis isn’t enough to base a manufacturing decision on – and learn the major ramifications you could face from poor decisions
  • A comprehensive guide to creating a customer-focused, offshoring decision model that takes into account brand perception, intellectual property, demand, innovation, workforce skills, and service costs
  • How manufacturing choices impact talent decisions in supply chains and customer service organizations; the impact of distance, language, business practices, and regulation on those aspects of every business

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Stephen Borengasser
Principal, Sketchbook Strategies

Expertise: Business Development & Operations

Steve Borengasser, founder of Sketchbook Strategies, has built a career out of finding creative ways to grow stagnant businesses.

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His approach draws on over 15 years of experience growing a global consumer packaged goods company in both Asia-Pacific and North America. Steve has held successful roles in strategy, manufacturing, research, product development, marketing, and business development with a history of leading small, talented teams to grow new units within existing businesses. He has a reputation for creativity, approachability and energy.

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