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Rebuilding the Supply Chain: Incentivizing Investment

Rebuilding the Supply Chain: Incentivizing Investment

Category: Rebuilding the Supply Chain Jun 30, 2020

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 provided financial incentives for making capital investments through increased Sec. 179 expensing limits and 100% bonus depreciation. These government incentives play a critical role in helping manufacturers acquire new technology to improve their global competitiveness.

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Tech Ed Students Using Skills to Fight Covid-19

Tech Ed Students Using Skills to Fight Covid-19

Category: Rebuilding the Supply Chain Jun 26, 2020

Students around the world are putting their CAD-CAM, 3D printing, and metal cutting skills to work making a variety of equipment including respirator masks, ventilator components, and face shields 

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 Green is Good for Business

Green is Good for Business

Category: Rebuilding the Supply Chain Jun 25, 2020

More than a quarter of manufacturers are now known as “Social Supers,” meaning they are dedicated to improving the environment and the world, according to Deloitte’s 2020 Manufacturing Industry Outlook. 

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Wisconsin Manufacturer Quickly Adapts Product to Help Hospitals Fight Covid-19

Wisconsin Manufacturer Quickly Adapts Product to Help Hospitals Fight Covid-19

Category: Rebuilding the Supply Chain Jun 23, 2020

Wisconsin manufacturer quickly adapts his industrial dust-collector product to help create a HEPA-filtered, negative-pressure environment for use in a COVID-19 hospital unit. With his commercial business down 50 percent, the product helps keep workers employed and boosted their moral when they heard none of the healthcare workers in that hospital have contracted the virus. 

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ReEngaging the Supply Chain: What Can Job Shops Do?

ReEngaging the Supply Chain: What Can Job Shops Do?

Category: Rebuilding the Supply Chain Jun 23, 2020

Show customers the lowest price is not always the lowest cost. Here are six ways job shops can help strengthen the supply chain... and gain new customers.

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ReThinking A Tech-Powered Supply Chain

ReThinking A Tech-Powered Supply Chain

Category: Rebuilding the Supply Chain Jun 22, 2020

With supply chains disrupted, what can the industry do to adapt and thrive? Leverage data and analytics via a “digital twin,” take your supply chain for regular stress tests, and adopt a flexible API-driven mix of onshore and offshore supply chain for global resilience. Most importantly, avoid short-term thinking that focuses on a cost-averse strategy, which increases risk and is symptomatic of a corporate philosophy that devalues long term thinking.

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Manufacturing’s Time to Shine

Manufacturing’s Time to Shine

Category: Rebuilding the Supply Chain Jun 19, 2020

Within minutes of the California and Illinois stay-at-home orders, auto customers called Aneesa Muthana, CEO of Pioneer Service Inc., a precision manufacturer in Addison, Ill., to cancel or postpone orders, while medical customers called to check on existing orders, expand orders, and even place new ones. 

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Virus & Tariffs Expose Supply Chain Disruptions

Virus & Tariffs Expose Supply Chain Disruptions

Category: Rebuilding the Supply Chain Jun 9, 2020

Two longtime manufacturers discuss the industry’s future supply chain, tools to help calculate actual supply costs, and where to find supply chain resources.

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 Early Actions Help HM Manufacturing Respond Quickly to COVID-19

Early Actions Help HM Manufacturing Respond Quickly to COVID-19

Category: Rebuilding the Supply Chain May 19, 2020

No stranger to setbacks, Illinois manufacturing business owner Nicole Wolter has learned to embrace uncertainty by acting quickly, gathering facts, and relying on others. Here’s how she’s responded to her state’s recent stay-at-home order.

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Rebuilding the Supply Chain: How Did We Get Here?

Rebuilding the Supply Chain: How Did We Get Here?

Category: Rebuilding the Supply Chain May 19, 2020

COVID-19 forced an intervention when fragile, over-extended supply chains broke and exposed our inability to domestically supply critical items, from N95 masks to circuit boards for ventilators. This article touches on the history of our industry and supply chain.

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IMTS: A Catalyst for Reenergizing the MT Industry

IMTS: A Catalyst for Reenergizing the MT Industry

Category: Rebuilding the Supply Chain May 4, 2020

Since the first show in 1927, IMTS, under its former name - the National Machine Tool Builders’ Exposition, has had a history of reenergizing the advanced manufacturing industry after challenging times. Take a look back at some defining moments for the industry. IMTS is positioned once again to lead the industry out of a crisis.

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From Three to Thousands!

From Three to Thousands!

Category: Rebuilding the Supply Chain Apr 23, 2020

How Airon, a Small Florida Manufacturer, Quickly Partnered with Ford & GE Healthcare to Make Ventilators. 
In just 12 days, good old fashioned American ingenuity helped this team fast-track a ventilator production agreement to help healthcare workers fight COVID-19. 

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Five Tips to Boost Your Company’s Resilience

Five Tips to Boost Your Company’s Resilience

Category: Rebuilding the Supply Chain Apr 22, 2020

Managing a business requires confident leadership in the face of pressure. It's easy to feel uncertain during the pandemic, but what can we do about it? Here are five ideas to foster a resilient business.

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