MADE IN USA or
Which Really Costs
For many years
manufacturing in the U.S. was perceived as too costly,
leading to an increase in companies moving their production
hidden risks and costs such as rising labor costs,
unexpected supply chain disruptions, intellectual property
theft, product liability risks and poor quality have
prompted a growing number of U.S. companies bring their
manufacturing back to the USA.
Hidden Costs and
Risks of Offshore Suppliers
Your product details, including your own tooling, can be used to
make and sell your products without your knowledge. One of our
customers had discovered parts made from their tooling being
sold in stores in China.
Quality Product Liability Risks
The use of uncertified aluminum and
zinc die cast alloys, along with inferior knowledge of proper
die casting design for the die casting process, by offshore die
casting companies often contributes to low quality products that
can lead to a high risk of product failures and increased
liability for your company.
Property and Technology Theft Risk
It's dangerous to reveal your
intellectual property and technology secrets to an offshore
supplier. Your secret technology can be stolen, shared with your
competitors or used to create a competitor and steal your
There are hidden
costs due to miscommunications in the barriers of language,
culture and distance that result in loss of time and money such
as improper die design changes, repairing tooling errors,
delays, late deliveries, etc.
Overseas shipping costs such as tariffs and port
fees are additional costs included in your costs when dealing
with overseas die cast suppliers.
Die Cast Tooling Steel
Low cost die cast
dies made with inferior and uncertified die steel results in
premature die failures and frequent new die cast tooling costs.
Perhaps the reason for no guarantees of tooling life.
Lead Times and Delays
Long lead times and delays by overseas die
cast suppliers are common. And changing or cancelling your order
may not be possible.
Now - Get Products Later - Regardless of Quality
Advance payment requirements are
common. Pay now and wait to receive your parts. What if the
castings are bad quality or the wrong quantity? That's too
bad. Bad luck. They're yours now.
Bringing Manufacturing Back to the U.S.
cost saving benefits of die casting in the USA include:
time to market for new products
response time to deliver products
and direct communications with the die cast supplier
intellectual property, copyright, trademark infringement risks
including counterfeit products
collaboration between Engineering, R & D and manufacturing
international travel costs
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Hidden Risks of Overseas Sourcing
It's important for
companies to consider in their company's sourcing strategy
and decisions the known and hidden risks of moving production
the offshore supplier be a 'true business partner'?
quickly and directly to handle your needs?
your intellectual property and new products be safe?
you risking market share with an unknown supplier?
they share your company’s commitment to ethical business standards,
legal compliance, intellectual property rights protections and
they have the financial strength and stability to meet your current
and future requirements?
they have sufficient managerial talent, skilled labor and systems to
meet the needs of your company and your customers?
they be able to grow with your company to meet the needs of your
company and your customers?
they ensure and document material content and parts meet contractual
standards (e.g., aluminum alloy specifications, precision
tolerances, quality specifications, etc.)?
they be able to grow with your company and meet green manufacturing
and sustainability requirements?
Your company's total
risk analysis should also include:
An evaluation of the
foreign country and location of the supplier for
potential natural disasters such as earthquakes,
tsunami's, volcanoes, hurricanes/cyclones and seasonal flooding.
and Technological Risks:
These include riots,
boycotts, quality of electrical power, telephone and other utility
systems, water, sanitation, and transportation, infrastructure,
proximity to hazardous waste sites and nuclear power generation
as the consequences of not meeting legal, tax, accounting,
environmental and other regulatory requirements, as well as
compliance with associated ethical standards of business practices.
Insurance of offshore suppliers who may potentially suffer a loss
causing a supply chain disruption and income loss to your company.
Stability of Country:
country's stability such as trade policies, embargos and regulatory
Stability of Supplier:
Risks such as raw
material dependencies and availabilities, labor disputes and
disruptions as well as quality problems can cause potential lost
customers and orders.
You may have no
recourse to collect damages for product liability claims, product
recalls, breach of contract or other legal suits.
risks include the costs of resourcing or reworking parts
that don't conform to specifications, including returned parts due
to product recalls.
and patent infringements, including suppliers stealing designs and
selling customer's products.
Products damaged during shipment, port strikes, piracy, and
emergency air freight costs to obtain critical parts.
to your company’s brand and reputation and associated restoration
costs, including public relations expenses.
offshore sourcing your die castings you run a very high risk of
creating a new competitor for your products. Your products can be
copied and developed using your specifications, your marketing, and
even you own tooling. Imagine parts made from your tooling being
sold in stores under a foreign company's name! And good luck trying
to take legal action in another country where betrayal and covert
actions are acceptable.
Risks: Any time you relase proprietary
or secret technology to an offshore supplier, you run the risk of
finding your technology being shared with your competitors - at home
miscommunications can add extra costs to the process such as casting
design changes, tooling design changes, shipping instructions and
shipping costs, machining and other secondary processes. And don't
forget commonly overlooked travel time and expenses which add to
part costs. Overcoming language barriers, distance and culture can
Long offshore production lead times and delays are common. If a
company's product demands increase or decrease, commitments to
overseas suppliers aren't easily changed and may not be accepted at
all. Short-term cancellations are virtually impossible.
Dies and Frequent need for New Dies:
Cheap overseas die
cast molds made from sub-standard die steels, and with no guarantees
of tooling life, often fail prematurely, forcing you to pay
unnecessarily again and again for new tooling.
There is a high risk
of liability for any company using offshore die casters and other
overseas suppliers using uncertified aluminum or zinc alloys that
may contain dangerous amounts of lead or other toxins. Such
materials incorporated into products can lead to product failures
and product recalls and can amount to high risks and costly legal
Due Before You See Products: Due
to advance payment requirements, you must pay for parts first before
you even get to see them and you have no right to review shipments
for quality or quantities. You must pay upfront and take what you
Quality Castings - No Responsibility: Not
only are bad quality castings common, but you have to pay for
castings before you receive them and you tak the risks and financial
responsibility for bad quality casting supplied by offshore sources.
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1960 - Soviets down US
1961 - Berlin wall built
1962 - Cuban
1963 - Kennedy assassinated
Civil rights marches in US
1966 - Vietnam war escalates
1968 - USS Pueblo seized
1969 - Markets fall
1971 - Wage price freeze
1973 - Oil embargo
1974 - Nixon
1975 - US withdrawal from Vietnam
1976 - NYC
1977 - Energy crisis
Massacres in Cambodia
1979 - Three Mile Island disaster
1980 - Scandals rocks US Congress
1981 - Reagan and Pope
1982 - Worst recession in 40 years
Soviets down Korean airliner
1984 - Iran/Iraq war
1985 - US becomes a debtor nation
Bombing of Libya
Record market decline
1988 - Bank failures
1989 - Stock Market
1990 - Iraq invades
1991 - US
1992 - LA riots
1993 - Midwestern floods
1994 - Fed bank raises rates 6 times
Tech stocks tumble
1997 - Chaos in Asian markets
1998 - Global economic
1999 - Fears of Y2K problem
2000 - Internet
2001 - 911 Attacks in US
Stock Market scandals
Enron, Tyco, Worldcom scandals
War in Iraq
Hurricane Katrina in US
Terrorist Attacks in London
Middle East conflict
Stock Market scandals
US Bailouts/Stock Market scandals
China Labor Protests/US Bailouts
US Gov Gives Away $$$ Trillions
Wall Street, Bank and Auto
Earthquake and Sunami in Japan
US Recession Continues
Housing Bubble Bursts
Obama Bin Laden Killed...or Not?
2012 - US Vote Counting Fraud Republican Caucus
Major U.S. News Media Networks Betray
2012 - Corrupt Politicians
UN Small Arms Gun Law
2012 - Sherriff Joe Arpaio-Obama
Patriots Expose Globalist UN Agenda
US Gun Sales Reach Record High
Gun Rights -
US 2nd Amendment Attacked
US Government Shutdown-Money
Failing Banks and Paper
People are constantly told lies and propaganda using
every form of media possible. Cowardly, greedy, bloodthirsty,
inhuman manipulators and fear mongerers spread their lies and
try to turn people against each other to cover up their crimes
against humanity and lust for more money, more power and more
Fortunately these events had no lasting effect
on the long-term growth of the die casting industry in the USA.
The demand for Aluminum, Zinc and other die casting alloys
continues to grow. And KenWalt Die Casting Company continues to
Find out now how KenWalt Die Casting Company can
help you and your company flourish, prosper and succeed.
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