Amid a series of catalyzing events, businesses are eyeing regionalization as a strategy to de-risk and diversify their manufacturing ecosystem. In this three-part blog series, Michael Hartung, president of Flex Agility, shares his thoughts on the shift towards regionalization and the new opportunities this strategy can usher in.
Regionalization as a path forward
From the tariff wars and the COVID-19 pandemic to urgent calls for climate action and social justice — the stage has been set for reinvention. In manufacturing, strategic shifts are coalescing on the pivot points of increasing regionalization, collaboration, innovation, and sustainability.
Collaboration in the era of regionalization
Regionalized manufacturing is creating new opportunities to enhance collaboration, accelerate innovation, and improve sustainability. This post will elaborate on the pivot towards greater collaboration between manufacturers and their clients and conclude with considerations for choosing a manufacturing partner.
Connecting the dots between regionalized manufacturing and great customer experiences
The most valuable manufacturing partners offer an enabling platform across a global footprint that helps their OEM clients design, source, produce, and support their products in ways that allow them to meet their customers’ ever-rising expectations. When we apply this platform across regions, OEMs can act with greater agility and unlock opportunities to deliver experiences that connect with their customers.