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Supply Chain Brief: Foxconn's $10B Investment Highlights Localization Considerations

Published: 23 August 2017

ID: G00340384

Analyst(s): Sam New , Simon Jacobson , Kamala Raman


Foxconn, the world's largest contract electronics manufacturer, announced plans for a $10 billion plant in Wisconsin. Fueled by generous tax incentives, this is a push into supply chain localization. This research will help supply chain leaders highlight considerations with localization investments.

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What You Need to Know


  • Market Forces and Policy Dynamics Drive Localization
  • In-Country Manufacturing Options Enable Additional Alternatives in Light of Policy Uncertainty
  • Localization Helps Address Supply Chain Volatility
  • Workforce Considerations May Complicate Establishment of U.S. Operations

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