SMT, PCB Electronics Industry News
  • SMTnet
  • »
  • Industry News
  • »
  • New IPC Study Predicts Impact of On-Shoring in North American Electronics Industry

New IPC Study Predicts Impact of On-Shoring in North American Electronics Industry

Aug 16, 2012

Electronics manufacturing operations with a total value of at least $2.5 billion are expected to be brought to North America in the next three years, according to a much-anticipated new study, On-Shoring in the Electronics Industry: Trends and Outlook for North America, published this week by IPC – Association Connecting Electronics Industries®.

Based on a May 2012 survey of 229 companies with global revenues totaling more than $935.3 billion, the study indicates that on-shoring — actions by North American manufacturers to return overseas operations to North America or to build new operations in the region — has been occurring and will continue.

Survey results showed that original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) were largely responsible for operations returned to North America from overseas since 2009, accounting for more than 90 percent of the value and number of jobs brought back. The electronics manufacturing services (EMS) industry was also a big contributor. One-quarter of operations that returned to North American since 2009 came from China, with other countries making up the other 75 percent.

The EMS industry accounts for the largest share of overseas operations that participating companies plan to bring back to North America in the next three years. New operations, however, represent a much larger share of future North American production and these planned new operations were reported primarily by OEMs.

Companies cited quality control as the primary reason for bringing operations back to North America from overseas. However, being closer to customers is the driving force for companies establishing new operations in North America.

The study reports detailed findings on industry segments and types of products manufactured by operations that have been returned to or established in North America since 2009. It also covers operations targeted for location in North America in the next three years, as well as the number of jobs these operations represent. Trends in the dynamics between outsourcing and domestic sourcing by North American electronics manufacturers are also covered. In addition, the study includes an analysis of the rationale (and deterrents) behind on-shoring and the future outlook for North American manufacturers.

On-Shoring in the Electronics Industry: Trends and Outlook for North America is 54 pages long, and is available to IPC members for $150. The industry price is $300.

For more information or to purchase the report, visit www.ipc.org/on-shoring-2012.


IPC (www.IPC.org) is a global industry association based in Bannockburn, Ill., dedicated to the competitive excellence and financial success of its 3,100 member companies which represent all facets of the electronics industry, including design, printed board manufacturing, electronics assembly and test. As a member-driven organization and leading source for industry standards, training, market research and public policy advocacy, IPC supports programs to meet the needs of an estimated $2.02 trillion global electronics industry. IPC maintains additional offices in Taos, N.M.; Arlington, Va.; Stockholm, Sweden; Moscow, Russia; Bangalore, India; and Shanghai, Shenzhen and Beijing, China.
 

Aug 10, 2017 -

Congressman John R. Carter Discusses Pro-Manufacturing Policies with IPC-member Company, VirTex

Aug 06, 2017 -

IPC Committee Selects Communication Transport Protocol for Connected Factory Initiative

Aug 01, 2017 -

North American PCB Order Growth Fuels Rise in Book-to-Bill Ratio

Jul 23, 2017 -

Senator Ron Johnson Discusses U.S. Policy Priorities in Townhall Discussion with IPC-member Company, VirTex MTI

Jul 17, 2017 -

IPC Extends Deadline on Call for Participation for IPC APEX EXPO 2018 Deadline for technical conference paper abstracts extended to: July 21, 2017

Jul 16, 2017 -

IPC Invites Industry Members to Participate on IPC European Standards Steering Committee

Jul 05, 2017 -

North American PCB Business Weakens but Book-to-Bill Ratio Remains Positive

Jun 29, 2017 -

IPC Invites Industry Leaders to Participate in New Global Data Service Pulse of the Electronics Industry to provide insight on health of industry

Jun 20, 2017 -

Zentech Manufacturing, Inc. First to Recertify for IPC Qualified Manufacturers Listing

Jun 14, 2017 -

IPC Submits Comments to Trump Administration Regarding Modernization of NAFTA

840 more news from Association Connecting Electronics Industries (IPC) »

Aug 19, 2017 -

See Latest Dispense Technology Demonstrations From GPD Global at NEPCON 2017

Aug 17, 2017 -

ZESTRON Americas Announces New Regional Sales Manager

Aug 17, 2017 -

SEHO Soldering Expert to Discuss Resource & Cost Efficient Wave Soldering at SMTAI

Aug 17, 2017 -

Libra Industries Announces Two 20-Year Service Awards in Q2 2017

Aug 17, 2017 -

Cirtronics Installs High-Performance X-ray Inspection Solution

Aug 17, 2017 -

Essemtec to Show New All-in-One Jetting / Placement System at SMTAI

Aug 17, 2017 -

Engineered Material Systems to Introduce New Conductive Adhesives for Stringing and Shingling Next-Generation Solar Modules at EU PVSEC

Aug 17, 2017 -

What is SMT and where to by SMT spare parts

Aug 16, 2017 -

ViTrox and KIC Establish Cooperation and Connectivity

Aug 16, 2017 -

Inovaxe Is Making Storage SMARTER – Visit Booth #915 at SMTAI

See electronics manufacturing industry news »

New IPC Study Predicts Impact of On-Shoring in North American Electronics Industry news release has been viewed 605 times

  • SMTnet
  • »
  • Industry News
  • »
  • New IPC Study Predicts Impact of On-Shoring in North American Electronics Industry
Polymeric Workmanship PCB for Training

SMT Prototype Stencils - BEST, Inc.