Staying ahead in a global marketplace requires a competitive, responsive, and agile approach to manufacturing.
Your production facilities may be nearshore or offshore, but you still need to have onshore resources providing support.
And this is often easier said than done.
“Creating successful work groups is hard enough when everyone is local and people share the same office space,” writes professor and consultant Tsedal Neeley in the Harvard Business Review. “But when team members come from different countries and functional backgrounds and are working in different locations, communication can rapidly deteriorate, misunderstanding can ensue, and cooperation can degenerate into distrust.”