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Opportunity in a Time of Crisis: State of the Manufacturing Technology Industry

Opportunity in a Time of Crisis: State of the Manufacturing Technology Industry

Category: Rebuilding the Supply Chain Oct 20, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed a lack of adaptability, flexibility, and resilience in meeting the demand for critical goods, materials, and production equipment in the United States. As it became clear that the United States, over a period of years, had decided to buy, and not build, items that were suddenly critical supplies, equipment builders and manufacturing supply chain management were thrust into public view after having long been in the shadows.

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Strategies to Build Supply Chain Resiliency

Strategies to Build Supply Chain Resiliency

Category: Rebuilding the Supply Chain Oct 20, 2020

Supply chains have evolved as an efficient way to source raw materials and parts from the most cost-effective global sources for the manufacture of final products. To date, they have not focused on resiliency, visibility, or redundancy; instead, the goal has been to deliver speed and quality at the lowest cost.

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The Economic Impact and Security of the Manufacturing Technology Supply Chain

The Economic Impact and Security of the Manufacturing Technology Supply Chain

Category: Rebuilding the Supply Chain Oct 20, 2020

The supply chain disruptions caused by COVID-19 may have appeared unexpected and sudden, but they are the result of decades of decision-making that led to key parts of the North American manufacturing supply chain being offshored. Often, those decisions made sense. It is profitable for American companies to lower their labor costs and decrease their regulatory burden; but in doing so, many became over-reliant on foreign suppliers, and the supply chain buckled under this recent pressure. The weaknesses in the supply chain are likely to widen and threaten the American industrial base unless action is taken.

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7 Lunch & Learns to Amp Up Your Advanced Manufacturing Game

7 Lunch & Learns to Amp Up Your Advanced Manufacturing Game

Category: Manufacturing Technology Oct 13, 2020

Score tips, insight, and strategies from advanced manufacturing trailblazers during seven IMTS spark Lunch & Learns featuring world-renown researchers Thomas Kurfess, Ph.D., and Lonnie J. Love, Ph.D., from the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) Manufacturing Demonstration Facility.

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6 Technologies to Strengthen Supply Chains & 3 Ideas for Suppliers

6 Technologies to Strengthen Supply Chains & 3 Ideas for Suppliers

Category: Rebuilding the Supply Chain Oct 13, 2020

Tier 1 companies are relying on transformative technologies to get through the pandemic and navigate their future. Familiarize yourself with these accessible assets and learn how to strengthen your own operations and be a part of rebuilding the supply chain.

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