The Smarter Sourcing Symposium @ IMTS 2022

The Smarter Sourcing Symposium @ IMTS 2022

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Date & Time

Friday, Sept, 16, 2022: 8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.


North Building, Ballroom S100ab

The inaugural Smarter Sourcing Symposium at IMTS 2022, presented by The Onshoring Project, will deliver direct strategies for sounder and more financially beneficial North American part production. OEMs, Tier suppliers and contract manufacturers, alike, will benefit from first-hand demonstrations and panel discussions on new tools and proven techniques for leaner, more agile, more profitable domestic sourcing.

Specific Tools and Topics Covered Will Include:

  • Manufacturing Critical-path Time (MCT) – Supply chain expert and consultant, Paul Ericksen, will demonstrate the new, open-source MCT tool empowering leader, more data-driven production
  • Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) – Reshoring Initiative's, Harry Moser, will debut the newly redesigned and enhanced TCO bringing increased visibility to the complete cost of sourcing and procuring parts
  • Supply Chain Interoperability Specification (SCIS) – Nonprofit engineering innovation outfit Helpful Engineering will discuss the new SCIS intent on managing supply chain challenges
  • Reshoring Case Study
  • Closing Panel Discussion


  • Advanced registration: $99
  • After Aug. 12: $129

Registration includes:

  • IMTS 2022 Exhibit Hall Pass
  • Continental Breakfast
  • Smarting Sourcing Symposium Resources
  • Manufacturing Critical-path Time (MCT) Tool Access
  • Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) Access Complimentary Subscriptions to Modern Machine Shop and IndustryWeek