Minimize your offshore supply chain risks

There are many risks when it comes to selecting OEM suppliers. Understanding them is essential to running a successful business.  In our new white paper, we’ll examine three strategic areas to include in your supplier selection process: Cost, Scheduling, and Compliance.

Cost is not just the final price you pay for a part.  Cost also includes shipping, time to market delays, quality control checks as well as labor.  Cheap foreign labor is becoming more expensive.  Offshore suppliers face a more demanding workforce.  And, today’s consumers are demanding that suppliers provide improved working conditions and pay.  All of this is driving up the unit cost of goods sold.

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Improve Efficiency with a Material Requirement Planning system

Like many companies, The Rodon Group recognizes our customers are our most valuable asset.  We pride ourselves on the ability to develop end-to-end manufacturing solutions that meet their demands on time, every time.

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Planning for 2015: Benefits of manufacturing in the U.S.

In the 1900s, the United States was booming. Companies set up shop on American soil and hired well-educated, motivated American workers to manufacture and sell their products. More recently, free trade and an ever-globalizing economy have encouraged American businesses to move their manufacturing facilities overseas, where they can employ less expensive labor with fewer regulations and ultimately sell their products to the end consumer at a lower price. At first glance, lower prices appear to be a good thing, a way of getting more products into the hands of more people more rapidly. However, a closer look reveals there are still many benefits of manufacturing in the U.S. vs. overseas.

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Automation keeps American Manufacturers competitive

There has been a great deal of fanfare over the growth in American Manufacturing.  The reasons for this change are varied.  Many point to the narrowing gap in foreign pricing, higher transportation costs and lack of intellectual property protection in foreign countries.  One of the most egregious offenders in this category is China, where we have also seen a great rise in wages and other related costs.

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Ten reasons to reshore your plastic injection molding

In today's competitive marketplace, where consumer response time is as important as cost of goods sold, you must take into account all of the factors that can impact supply chain decisions.

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The Rodon Group passes ethical sourcing audit with flying colors

Holding suppliers accountable to ethical employment standards and working conditions has become an important touch point for many retailers and brands.  The factory fire in Bangladesh, which killed over 100 people last year, was a glaring example of the safety negligence that takes place in many manufacturing facilities around the world.  Child labor, unpaid workers and hazardous work conditions underscore the need for retailers to demand that suppliers meet and comply with a higher set of standards.

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Chinese worker unrest is spreading

Since, we first published this post, there has been continued worker unrest particularly in Bangladesh after several factory disasters and wage disputes.

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Hubspot features The Rodon Group in a recent article.

Article from Hubspot:

How 5 Companies Are Using Inbound Marketing to Succeed in Competitive Markets

by Lindsey Kirchoff

April 17, 2013 at 2:00 PM

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The Rodon Group gets press for their "Cheaper Than China" pricing

When Marketing Sherpa heard about the marketing campaign developed by Kevin McGrath, Vice President of Marketing at The Rodon Group, they were anxious to get the full story.  During a day long interview, David Kirkpatrick, Senior Reporter at Sherpa, discovered how one powerful phase can create the future direction of a company.

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Update...Is China using wartime tactics to steal top U.S. government secrets?

Update:  December 2, 2013.

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