Offshore vs. Reshore Wrestling Match Wearing You Out? Northwire’s Here to Help!

Press Release from Northwire Inc.

OSCEOLA, WI. – February 3, 2014 – Cable engineering company, Northwire, Inc., (NWI) knows that learning curves for purchasing professionals and key decision-makers can be steep, costly and painful in today’s sophisticated global markets. Given their fast-pace, risk and impact, international challengers must be met with robust procurement strategies. With a 42 year history as a trusted partner, Northwire’s recently released “Total Cost of Ownership” Site Paper is designed to advise customers and coach them through unseen threats – quickly.

User-friendly and informative, like other digital tools and resources from Northwire, the Site Paper identifies the most commonly over-looked cost factors and reveals the dangers of decision-making based on price alone. “Total Cost of Ownership” is the newest addition to Northwire’s convenient digital toolbox. Championing customers in their battle to victory over competition, Northwire continually strives to provide value through resources and tools to include:

  • Flex life expectancy testing– torsional, rolling, bending and variable
  • Electrical and mechanical test fixtures
  • X-ray fluorescence material analyzer for RoHS2 and REACH
  • Horizontal and vertical flame chamber
  • Twice monthly copper market prices and ampacity chart
  • Metric and stranding conversion charts
  • Electrical calculator
  • And more…

Defend against hidden costs underlying the initial appeal of offshore manufacturing. According to Reshoring Initiative, under estimation is prolific, “Most companies make sourcing decisions based on price alone, resulting in a 20% to 30% miscalculation of actual offshoring costs.” Leverage NWI’s Site Paper in the reshore brawl and learn to estimate 29 cost factors to drive objective supply chain decisions including:

  • Cost of Product and Service Quality
  • Risk Management
  • Total Landed Cost
  • Labor and Training
  • And more

Northwire is a woman-owned small business (WOSB) with two strategically positioned regional locations with rapid service to North America and international markets. Cost-competitive solutions are designed and manufactured with pride in the USA. Driven to deliver service excellence, the cable manufacturer excels in producing custom technical solutions as well as contract engineering. Offering contract manufacturing in addition to 8,000 standard wire and cable products, NWI is dedicated to continual improvement and improving their customers’ competitive advantage. In the past few years, NWI has introduced 775 new engineering designs and 116 new materials to help you maintain your decisive advantage.

Forging ahead, NWI features a broad range of engineering disciplines and complimentary service offerings, Northwire’s innovative capabilities include technical wire and cable, retractile cords, cable assemblies, connectors, harnesses, custom cable creation and contract manufacturing for diverse applications in life sciences, aerospace and defense, industrial and energy markets.

To ensure you are a contender at the main event, NWI invests heavily in company-wide professional certifications in Six Sigma, lean, Project Management and American Society for Quality to achieve the highest quality and the fastest lead times for any volume. Additionally, Northwire has earned certifications to ISO 13485:2003, ISO 9001:2008 and AS9100C:2009. The company’s quality control laboratory is qualified by CSA International to ISO 17025. Working collaboratively with third party testing, NWI maintains various UL, ANSI, CSA, cUL, cULus, CE, NEC, IEEE, NPFA, SAE, ABS, OSHA, MSHA approvals and more.

NWI is your partner for success and field-proven with over 42 years of design, testing, development and manufacturing experience. You can rely on the cable supplier’s subject matter experts to navigate complex domestic and international standards, agency compliance, environmental regulations and electrical, mechanical, ergonomic, aesthetic and end-user requirements.

Dominate the marketplace with Northwire solutions and save time, money, and frustration by engaging the “Total Cost of Ownership.” Learn more and discuss specific technical or cable manufacturing needs, contact Customer Care Team at 800.468.1516, [email protected] or click Live Chat on

About Northwire        

Cable manufacturer Northwire, Inc., celebrating over 42 years of innovation, is a registered woman-owned small business (WOSB) with corporate headquarters, engineering and manufacturing in Osceola, Wisconsin and wire and cable manufacturing in Santa Teresa, New Mexico.

The cable engineering company is the premier partner for the design, manufacture and contract services of custom technical products including wire and cable, retractile cords, cable assemblies, connectors, harnesses, injection molding, over-molding, and contract manufacturing and is an OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) for diverse applications in life sciences, energy, aerospace, defense, mil spec, industrial, machine vision, architectural lighting, underwater, harsh duty cord and more.

Northwire is a member of Life Science Alley, NDIA (National Defense Industrial Association), NCMA (National Contract Management Association), RIA (Robotics Industries Association), AIA (Automated Imaging Association), Fieldbus Foundation, ODVA (Open DeviceNet Vendors Associations) and WAI (Wire Association International), among others.

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