The Silicon Border is now one of the driving force in the industry of electronics and telecommunication in the North American countries. The current developments in the Silicon Border are reducing the costs of the appliances and increasing the quality across the member countries. The Silicon Border is the best example of near shoring for the countries like the United States and Canada. ("Silicon Border Breaks Ground in Mexicali; Science Park Becomes a Reality and Offers Alternative for North American Semiconductor Operations", 2015)
As compared to the off shoring, the near shoring provides the facility of meeting the team easily via telecommunication and face to face. By assigning the projects to the companies nearby, such as silicon border, the companies in the United State and Canada can visit the Mexico easily and at lower costs. However, in case of off shoring, it is possible that the client company’s location is too remote. Another advantage of near shoring is that the business rules and the regulation in the nearby countries are similar to each other. Therefore, the risk of compatibility is low and the companies can perform their operations easily. However, in case of off shoring, the difference in business rules can create problems for the off shoring company. (Dave, 2008)
The outsourcing is one of the main methods used by the companies in the United States to meet their production targets. However, the main disadvantage of outsourcing is that the skills of labor are very difficult to measure. In the case of Silicon Border, the companies in the neighbor countries of Mexico can find the required skills of the programmers and the developers to design their products easily. The companies can obtain the reviews of the companies in silicon border and assign the projects according to their requirements. Another advantage of near shoring is that it provides almost the same working hour’s time frame, which reduces the communication problems. (Dave, 2008)
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