With rising international wages and increasing transportation costs forcing companies to reconsider the merits of maintaining production facilities overseas, the groundwork has been laid for the offshoring of US manufacturing. An important component of the equation is the newer generation of robots, and the environment in which this shift will occur reflects new economic realities.
Manufacturers are rethinking the merits of keeping industrial operations overseas due to rising wages abroad and rising transportation costs. The current generation of robots is a crucial component of the equation, as the offshoring of US industry is about to take off. Many companies that can be linked to the offshoring wave of the 1980s