Reshoring Production : How to Rebuild Manufacturing and Restore High Wages, High Profits, and National Prosperity in the USA book cover
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Reshoring Production
How to Rebuild Manufacturing and Restore High Wages, High Profits, and National Prosperity in the USA

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ISBN 9781032445397
May 24, 2023 Forthcoming by Productivity Press
192 Pages 42 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book addresses the vital importance of reshoring US manufacturing capability to ensure economic and military security and then discusses the proven methods that the United States used to gain manufacturing supremacy in the first place. The vital takeaway is: If the job can be made sufficiently productive, the per-unit labor cost ceases to be relevant which means a business can pay high wages, realize high profits, and deliver low prices simultaneously. The contest is then not between high wage and cheap labor, but between efficiency and inefficiency and, when automation is involved, machine against machine. Readers will be able to put these principles to work very quickly to achieve tangible results.

Recently, the relatively low Federal minimum wage has meanwhile become a major issue, but inflation skyrocketed in the second quarter of 2022 when higher wages, and higher demand for goods and services, were not matched with higher productivity. The book addresses the relationship between the money supply and velocity of money to prices, wages, and productivity.

A manufacturing resurgence in the USA will not only increase our standard of living enormously, but it will generate taxable economic activity that will help pay down rather than increase the Federal debt. Higher productivity also delivers a greater supply of goods to accompany higher wages, and thus works against inflation. This can prevent looming recessions and disruptions.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Wages, Productivity, and Inflation Chapter 2. Loss of Manufacturing Equals National Decline Chapter 3. The PRC is a Dangerous Geopolitical Rival Chapter 4. Cheap Labor is a Dangerous Illusion Chapter 5. We Can Do It!

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William A. Levinson, P.E., is the principal of Levinson Productivity Systems, P.C. He is an ASQ Fellow, Certified Quality Engineer, Quality Auditor, Quality Manager, Reliability Engineer, and Six Sigma Black Belt. He holds degrees in chemistry and chemical engineering from Penn State and Cornell Universities, and night school degrees in business administration and applied statistics from Union College, and he has given presentations at the ASQ World Conference, TOC World, and other national conferences on productivity and quality. Levinson is also the author of several books on quality, productivity, and management. Henry Ford's Lean Vision is a comprehensive overview of the lean manufacturing and organizational management methods that Ford employed to achieve unprecedented bottom-line results, and Beyond the Theory of Constraints describes how Ford's elimination of variation from material transfer and processing times allowed him to come close to running a balanced factory at full capacity. Statistical Process Control for Real-World Applications shows what to do when the process doesn't conform to the traditional bell curve assumption.