#343-Self-Manufacturing & Product Sourcing in the USA


In this podcast episode, I had the honor to have as guest David Schomer of Firing The Man Podcast, an expert in self-manufacturing and product sourcing in the United States. The conversation delves into various aspects of the topic, shedding light on the benefits and challenges of starting self-manufacturing, as well as the advantages of sourcing products locally.


David emphasizes the benefits of sourcing products locally or within the USA, such as supporting domestic industries, reducing shipping costs, and fostering a sense of community and trust.The conversation explores the idea that a hybrid approach, which combines self-manufacturing with selective outsourcing for specific components, can offer the best of both worlds.

David provides valuable advice for entrepreneurs and business owners looking to embark on self-manufacturing journeys, emphasizing the importance of strategic planning, cost analysis, and adapting to market changes.

This podcast episode with David Schomer provides a comprehensive overview of self-manufacturing and product sourcing within the United States, highlighting the advantages and challenges of these strategies and offering valuable insights for entrepreneurs and business owners.

In This Episode:

[00:35] David Schomer on the show.

[02:35] How did the idea start?

[13:40] Community

[15:15] Starting a factory, the decision maker.

[20:00] How simple/complicated a product to be able to do in manufacturing?

[28:30] The minimum.

[36:20] Deciding factor.

[39:50] Made in the USA.

[43:59] How does it cost to start a factory?

[49:40] Limitation/considerations of products to produce.


Guest Links and References:

Podcast: https://firingtheman.com/

Email: support@firingtheman.com of david@firingtheman.com


Book Reference:

Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki


Links and References:

Wizards of Amazon: https://www.wizardsofecom.com/

Wizards of Amazon Courses: https://wizardsofamazon.mykajabi.com/a/27566/x6Kwkz6p

Wizards of Amazon Meetup: https://www.meetup.com/South-Florida-FBA/

Wizards of Amazon on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/WizardsofAmazon/

Wizards of Amazon on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wizardsofecom/

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