Is Made in the USA cheaper, quicker, better PR?
“It’s time for companies and businesses to step up and find a balance between profitability and responsibility.”~ Howard Schultz, CEO/founder of Starbucks.
For more on Made in the USA, click here.
From the NY Times:
The effort is not all altruistic. Chinese labor has become more expensive, and Starbucks and other companies are looking at their supply chains more holistically. American Mug can deliver to Starbucks in four days, while Chinese suppliers may take three months.
A Chinese supplier is also likely to require an order in the hundreds of thousands, increasing the risk that Starbucks will get stuck with inventory. And then there is the difference in shipping costs. “No doubt the cost of doing what we’re doing in East Liverpool at least in the initial stage will be more expensive for Starbucks, but the investment we’re making in this is about the conscience of our company and recognition that success has to be shared,” Mr. Schultz said.
…He found American Mug last fall after having heard an interview with Mr. Schultz, in which the Starbucks chief, disgusted with the political standoff in Washington over raising the debt ceiling, called on business leaders to stop making donations to politicians and start doing something themselves to address the country’s woes.
hot on elephant
How I stopped Speed Dating my Passions & finally Committed. 235 shares New Moon in Scorpio: Only those who Believe in Magic will Find It. 4,502 shares She Smiles as she Cries: the Story of High-functioning Depression. 5,072 shares A Homemade Buddhist Ritual for Letting Go. 616 shares 10 Things to Know about Dating a Scorpio (& Why they Love Sex). 602 shares Living with C-PTSD Following an Abusive Relationship. 2,633 shares Why we must Break to Heal. 1,041 share Stop Ignoring these Connections, they can Turn your Day (or Life) around. 937 shares November Energy Forecast: Love & the Twin Flame magic of 11:11. 1,191 share To my Diego: 4 Poems by Frida Kahlo that Demonstrate the Exquisite Nature of Love. 642 shares