Reshoring of U.S. Apparel Manufacturing: Lesson from an Innovative North Carolina based Manufacturing Company

Rejaul Hasan

Abstract


Governments and Industries alike have desired reshoring of U.S. apparel manufacturing for several years now, but the labor-intensive manufacturing processes of apparel have made reshoring financially infeasible. While industry efforts focus on technological innovation to find a cost-efficient manufacturing process, the innovation of the business model has remained behind. This paper demonstrates a case study on a North Carolina based leather products manufacturing company that has adopted an innovative business model. This case explains how U.S. apparel manufacturing could potentially learn from this company to support U.S. apparel reshoring initiatives.

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