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Solving Today's Labor Issues with Technology

Thursday, February 3, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. ET

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If you have labor problems (duh), you are probably looking everywhere and trying new things to find and retain employees. Jamey Quelle, Area Business Manager for Missouri Enterprise, spends a great deal of his time working with manufacturers to solve this issue.

Join Jamey as he is interviewed by Steve Miller, to learn some possible new techniques for uncovering quality labor, as well as incorporating technology (AI, AR/VR, Cobots) and automation to help fill the labor gap in your business.

This program is prerecorded.


Steve Miller
Kelly's Dad
The Adventure
Jamey Quelle
Area Buesiness Manager
Missouri Enterprise

Tools that Strengthen U.S. Manufacturing Self-Sufficiency

Thursday, February 10, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. ET

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A recent Thomas survey shows a significant increase in reshoring - 83% of manufacturers indicated that they are likely or extremely likely to reshore production. Doing so makes the U.S. more self-sufficient. Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) and Manufacturing Critical path Time (MCT) are the most powerful tools companies can use when considering domestic versus offshore sourcing and production and are the leading factors increasing the recognition of U.S. competitiveness.

Join us in conversation with Cathy Ma, vice president of Platform Growth and Engagement at Thomas, Harry Moser, founder and president, Reshoring Initiative®,and Ryan Kelly, general manager, AMT San Francisco Tech Lab, to dig into recent survey data and to understand these tools and better appreciate when to use them.

Takeaways include:

  1. Insights into Thomas' extensive survey results re company sourcing strategies
  2. Explanation of the use of TCO and MCT for sourcing decisions
  3. How supply chain companies can use TCO and MCT as sales tools to convince OEMs to reshore


Ryan Kelly
General Manager
San Francisco Tech Lab, AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology
Harry Moser
Reshoring Initiative
Cathy Ma
Head of Audience Development
Thomas for Industry