Manufacturers know that any system has to go through a few trial runs to ensure effectiveness. They also know that to maintain a certain level of operational effectiveness, systems have to be redefined when new factors come into play. It’s a concept that applies not only to the process of manufacturing but to the business of it, as well – the way companies are managed, the partnerships they maintain – and each aspect of the corporate structure has to be tested and modified to ensure a well-run company.
Sandeep Duggal and Doug Nesbit, both of Extron Inc., say that in the past few years they have seen a shift in manufacturing thinking here in the United States. Duggal, CEO, and Nesbit, vice president of marketing, agree that the trend toward bringing manufacturing back to the United States is very real and here to stay. As a contract manufacturer offering services in what the company calls “last-mile manufacturing” – including integration and configuration, fulfillment solutions, logistics and distribution, supply chain consulting and supply base management – Extron is a first-hand witness to this growing movement.