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Manufacturing Reshoring From Robotics Hasn’t Happened — Yet, Says Study

Reshoring has declined in the past few years. Source: "Robotics in Reverse," A.T. Kearney

July 12, 2018      

Improvements in industrial automation, particularly in collaborative robots, will make it easier for large and small U.S. factories to increase productivity and global competitiveness, states the conventional wisdom. This in turn, should enable manufacturing reshoring of work that was sent overseas.

However, a recent study by A.T. Kearney found that U.S. imports of manufactured goods from offshoring countries last year reached $751 billion, a record high. In addition, China was the top source...

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