Charlie Barnhart’s group has conducted an interesting survey on regionalization. A quick rundown of the findings:
- Is it best to manufacture electronic products in the region into which the product will be sold? 84% agreed to some degree.
- Is your company currently utilizing a regional approach to electronics manufacturing? 80% said yes to some degree.
I don’t think the survey was scientific. It sounds like respondents were visitors to his website, and there’s no telling whether people voted more than once, or how many people voted, etc.
But like much of Charlie’s work, it’s always good water cooler conversation.