As IT companies look to the future, not only in leading innovation, but also in promoting efficient spending, it’s important to consider where your products are being made. Ever-evolving technical requirements make it harder and harder to keep up with the latest innovations. By looking to U.S. manufacturers, you can rest assured that you’re receiving a higher quality product from a safer work environment.
Not convinced it’s worth the extra cost? Here’s three reasons why it is:
1. It Can Actually Cut Costs.
Shipping overseas can be extraordinarily expensive, while rates within the United States are often quite reasonable, even for large freight. Although you might save money up front when manufacturing overseas, the shipping process creates a greater room for error, damaged product and delays. The difference in the distance a product must travel to get from any destination in the United States versus a shipment overseas, can cost buyers weeks of wasted time. Faster shipping, means faster delivery, which means faster sales.
2. You Can Trust The Labor Laws.
Foreign labor standards allow unsafe working conditions in many countries. When you decide to work with a U.S. manufacturer, you support American workers, safe working conditions and child labor laws. Safety is perhaps one of the most important benefits of manufacturing in the U.S. vs. overseas. While it may seem a distant concern to some, American regulations keep standards in place to ensure the safety of workers and the safety of the product being produced.
3. It’s Good For The Environment.
U.S. manufacturing processes are much cleaner for the environment than many other countries. Many products sold here are produced in countries using dangerous, heavily polluting processes. When you purchase American-made product, you know that you’re helping to keep the world a little cleaner.
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By Steve Morrey, CEO at DAMAC.