With the cost of manufacturing in China escalating, companies are increasingly looking to Southeast Asia for an alternative to meet their outsource manufacturing needs. Emerging as the leading alternative to China, Vietnam is now a destination choice for outsource manufacturing due to the unique financial advantages it can provide companies, including those in high-tech segments such as medical and commercial aerospace. In addition to lowering total costs, Vietnam offers companies a larger labor force, strong IP protection, and reliable quality in the manufacturing process, among other benefits. Moving their contract manufacturing to Vietnam can provide companies an excellent foundation for long-term profits and sustained growth.
For decades, China has offered a skilled, low-cost manufacturing base. But more and more companies are leaving China for Southeast Asia — Viet Nam, Cambodia, Malaysia and others. Investment figures suggest a long-term shift in manufacturing is underway. What’s behind the move away from China? Our white paper explains the issues, details the benefits of Southeast Asia and addresses questions about quality and production.