Perspective: Apple's Plan to Reshore Production of Mac Is a Sign of the Times
This IDC Manufacturing Insights Perspective analyzes Apple Inc.'s plan to reshore production of Mac computers. The U.S. manufacturing picture got a boost of confidence from Apple last week as the company announced plans to bring manufacturing of one of its Mac computer lines back to the United States in 2013. Apple is prepared to invest $100 million in the endeavor and will rely on partnerships with local suppliers to produce the Macs. This announcement represents a signal from Apple that the time is right for the manufacturing industry to reinvest in the United States as a location for producing goods.