Flextronics new factory made national news. The headline reads "1st Smartphones Made in the United States" Who would have ever believed High Volume electronics manufacturing would make a comeback in the USA? It is...and it has begun.
A slideshow presented by a Sanmina speaker (found online) said we are at the front of a 5 Year Trend of reshoring.
I am told Jabil benchmarked China, Vietnam and Guadalajara...China lost and thanks to better infrastructure Guadalajara won! (Ok, not USA but close is better than far.)
Flextronics has answered the call and is building it, a 445,000 square foot high volume factory.
We have seen the "reshoring" trend, primarly in Hi Mix Low Volume products for years. Now the trend for reshoring Hi Volume is being driven by OEMs, including Google and Apple (Foxconn is said to be building a new plant in Texas for Apple).
The StepBeyond team and I visited Flextronics factory yesterday...again. The first time I was there was when Nokia was ramping up cell phone production in the 1990s. Ironically, the first person StepBeyond.com placed in the new Flextronics plant was placed at Nokia in the same facility by John Myers nearly 20 years ago (double irony, he was relocated from Asia).
Flextronics Alliance factory will go from shell to full production of the Moto X Google phone in 90 days, with 2,000 new employees. This will be an incredible feat, both setting up lines, systems and headcount.
StepBeyond Outsourced Recruiting Services is working closely with HR and Senior Management to staff exempt positions. The HR team, some which have known John Myers for 20 years, were excited to be able to engage StepBeyond's EMS search services. The new low cost Outsourced Recruiting solution will help Flextronics access the candidates of this leading EMS focused Executive Search Firm with marginal effect on their Cost Per Hire metric.
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