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how did U.S. manufacturers become vulnerable to offshore outsourcing?
The simple answer is that it?s cheaper to set up factories overseas since they pay the workers less in China, India, Viet Nam or many times have less business taxes, health care & retirement costs or incentives compared to U.S. businesses.
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User: how did U.S. manufacturers become vulnerable to offshore outsourcing?

Weegy: The simple answer is that it?s cheaper to set up factories overseas since they pay the workers less in China, India, Viet Nam or many times have less business taxes, health care & retirement costs or incentives compared to U.S. businesses.
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User: how did U.S. manufacturers become vulnerable to offshore outsourcing? Give examples to support your answers.

Weegy: The simple answer is that it?s cheaper to set up factories overseas since they pay the workers less in China, India, Viet Nam or many times have less business taxes, health care & retirement costs or incentives compared to U.S. businesses.
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User: What are some of the operations management practices that can help bring manufacturing back tothe U.S? How can a focus on quality improve manufacturing?

Weegy: focus on quality may help , but an awareness campaign would help more . What I am saying is : let the people know that by buying things made domestically , it can save the country, by keeping and creating jobs. [ ]
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how can lean manufacturing and near-soursing help a company gain a competitive edge and prepare for the future?
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Weegy: Lean manufacturing and near-sourcing means smaller budgeting and less production costs and more profits. The nearer the sources of materials to the production site the better for the company. [ It can be competitive when other companies producing the same products get their raw materials from more distant sources. ] User: how can near-sourcing help keep down manufacturing cost? Weegy: Near-sourcing is a term used to describe a business strategically placing some of all of its operations close to where its end-products are sold. [ Typically, the term is contrasted with and used to highlight the reversal of the trend to outsource low-wage manufacturing operations to developing nations. In cases of near-sourcing, the business firm is often responding to rising costs in supply chains as well as rising costs associated with sourcing labor in developing nations. Aside from mitigating the uncertainty of rising costs associated with outsourcing to offshore locations, there are some other advantages associated with the economic trend. Those include cultural barriers, proximity, time-zone constraints and skill surplus where available. ] (More)
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