Strategic CIO // Enterprise Agility
Commentary
9/3/2014
12:06 PM

Next-Shoring: New Frontier For Manufacturing?

The speed of manufacturing is accelerating, requiring a combo of nearshoring and unified communications.

Comment  | 
Print  | 
Comments
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
Brian.Dean
50%
50%
Brian.Dean,
User Rank: Ninja
9/4/2014 | 2:57:00 AM
Re: new frontier
Agreed, 3D printing is a technology that can change the shape of manufacturing and logistics, etc. Next-Shoring has the potential to change the shape of global economics. For instance, if designs can be sold then a firm will not take an extra step to manufacture the product and the consumer would locally print it out. Large producers already operate on a similar model due to their scale. Chip manufactures have split into architecture designers and fabricators.  
Ariella
50%
50%
Ariella,
User Rank: Ninja
9/3/2014 | 1:35:46 PM
new frontier
"Rather, companies need to make sure they have the tools to stay on the cutting edge, sensing trends before they hit, working closely with partners and employees to analyze, brainstorm, prototype, test, and go to market."

3D printing can be a huge benefit there, allowing rapid prototyping and testing to get products to market faster. 
IT's Reputation: What the Data Says
IT's Reputation: What the Data Says
InformationWeek's IT Perception Survey seeks to quantify how IT thinks it's doing versus how the business really views IT's performance in delivering services - and, more important, powering innovation. Our results suggest IT leaders should worry less about whether they're getting enough resources and more about the relationships they have with business unit peers.
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
White Papers
Current Issue
InformationWeek Tech Digest, Nov. 10, 2014
Just 30% of respondents to our new survey say their companies are very or extremely effective at identifying critical data and analyzing it to make decisions, down from 42% in 2013. What gives?
Video
Slideshows
Twitter Feed
InformationWeek Radio
Archived InformationWeek Radio
Join us for a roundup of the top stories on InformationWeek.com for the week of November 16, 2014.
Sponsored Live Streaming Video
Everything You've Been Told About Mobility Is Wrong
Attend this video symposium with Sean Wisdom, Global Director of Mobility Solutions, and learn about how you can harness powerful new products to mobilize your business potential.