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Supply-Chain Kinks Force Small Manufacturers to Scramble

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For example, when companies moved production from the United States to China in the past, they paid for the shift with the savings gained in going from a high-cost area to a cheaper locale. Doing the reverse might make sourcing and production easier, but there’s no cost savings to fund it.“We are not going to assemble iPhones in the U.S.,” Mr. Shih said.Even Two-One-Two New York, a strictly domestic manufacturer of apparel with a plant on Long Island, is being forced to do things differently, said Marisa Fumei-South, the company’s owner and president.The company has accumulated larger stocks of yarn and other raw materials in response to rising prices and higher shipping cos …

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