11. QUALITY CONTROL – Quality issues are easily managed at OBW. Quality issues from off-shore may require them to be sent back and forth several times, causing huge delays. If new production is required, another production cycle, including time on the water is required.
12. TIME ZONES – Time zones hinder development and production schedules. With anywhere up to 14 hour difference, delays of at least one day to get responses to questions and issues are not uncommon.
13. TRADEMARK – Intellectual property is much safer in the U.S. Asia has a history of producing & shipping counterfeit goods to the states. Laws are not enforced in Asia to protect U.S. companies from being “knocked-off,” trademarks & patents largely being ignored.