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May 29, 2020

IMTS Dedicates Resources to Help Industry Rebuild the Supply Chain

McLean, Va., (May 29, 2020) — For the manufacturing industry, “We're all in this together” means rebuilding fragile supply chains and rethinking parts sourcing and production. To support these efforts, IMTS – The International Manufacturing Technology Show has launched IMTS.com/supplychain, an educational section of IMTS.com.

The IMTS.com/supplychain website provides a repository of information to help manufacturers, OEMs and job shops increase resiliency when faced with future disruptions. Click here to view larger image.

Content includes stories, videos, webinars and podcasts that provides the manufacturing industrial base, including OEMs and job shops, guidance on how to rethink, reengage and reestablish its supply chain. Included are stories of how industry has responded and provides thought-provoking resources on the steps industry and government can take to ensure manufacturing self-sufficiency.

“The manufacturing technology community has a laser-like focus on rebuilding its supply chains, and we are dedicating significant resources to support their needs,” says Peter R. Eelman, Vice President & CXO at AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology, which owns and produces IMTS.

“The IMTS.com/supplychain microsite – ReBuilding the Supply Chain – shows OEMs how to rethink their current operations, how they can reengage with suppliers and secure trading partners and how they can reestablish connections for a more localized industrial base.”

The IMTS.com/supplychain site links to all COVID-19 and rebuilding stories. It includes a brief history of why the supply chain disruption occurred, and IMTS has mapped out future content to show steps that can be taken to secure the supply chain moving forward.

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Conversations within the IMTS community are continuing on social media:
@ Twitter: @IMTSchicago or #IMTS
LinkedIn: The IMTS LinkedIn Group
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/IMTS.show


MEDIA NOTES:

Download the IMTS 2020 logo and photos – IMTS.com/media
View the IMTS 2020 floor plan – IMTS.com/floorplan
Watch IMTS YouTube Channel – youtube.com/imtsvideos


IMTS – International Manufacturing Technology Show The largest and longest running manufacturing technology trade show in the United States is held every other year at McCormick Place in Chicago, Ill. IMTS 2020 will run Sept. 14-19. IMTS is ranked among the largest trade shows in the world. Recognized as one of the world’s preeminent stages for introducing and selling manufacturing equipment and technology as well as connecting the industry’s supply chain. IMTS attracts visitors from every level of industry and more than 117 countries. IMTS 2018 was the largest in number of registrations (129,415), net square feet of exhibit space (1,424,232 sq. ft.), booths (2,123) and exhibiting companies (2,563). IMTS is owned and managed by AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology.

IMTS 2020, Sept. 14-19, McCormick Place, Chicago, Ill.
ReBuilding the Supply Chain
ReThink. ReEngage. ReEstablish.
Digital Manufacturing. Implemented.

AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology represents and promotes U.S.-based manufacturing technology and its members—those who design, build, sell, and service the continuously evolving technology that lies at the heart of manufacturing. Founded in 1902 and based in Virginia, the association specializes in providing targeted business assistance, extensive global support, and business intelligence systems and analysis. AMT is the voice that communicates the importance of policies and programs that encourage research and innovation, and the development of educational initiatives to create tomorrow’s Smartforce. AMT owns and manages IMTS – The International Manufacturing Technology Show, which is the premier manufacturing technology event in North America. www.AMTonline.org

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