This article on Forbes.com is excellent
. It details why we have lost so much manufacturing and frankly we're not in position to get it back unless there is major shift in business management, finance and government.
Why Amazon Can't Make A Kindle In the USA
While the article is focused on very big corporations the issues are applicable to any size business, small ones and even sole proprietors. It's also not necessary for an entire business to accept the message, a small department in any company can implement the changes necessary to succeed.
Just stay clear of freaking cost accountants!