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Ziba relies too heavily on its relationships in China. They need to learn to embrace American manufacturing. I know we can’t manufacture everything in America, but yes, products can be made profitably in America. In fact, manufacturing products here can have some huge strategic advantages like quicker time to market, lower component inventory, ability to quickly respond to market changes and yes quality.

I get the impression that companies like Ziba and Nike don’t even consider American manufacturing.


www.ziba.com. Perhaps you are confusing the Portland design consultancy with another company. Ziba doesn't manufacture anything.


No, I am talking about the products they design. They COULD and should have a huge impact on where the product is produced.

Of the products they have designed, what percentage are made in America? Do they care?

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