The Supply Chain Collection
Resources to Assist in Navigating the Next Steps of Your Supply Chain
Whether you are an advanced manufacturer, job shop owner, or OEM, you are in the midst of your own supply chain challenges, uncertainties, and questions. In an extraordinary effort to support you, AMT and IMTS are dedicating signiﬁcant staff and ﬁnancial resources to help you rethink, reengage, and reestablish supply chains.
Watch in-depth interviews, and dive into articles and infographics that explore supply chain challenges in unambiguous detail.
ReBuilding the Supply Chain: How Did We Get Here?
For 40 years, American industries, institutions, and organizations collectively kicked the can down the road. COVID-19 forced an intervention when fragile, over-extended supply chains broke. Our inability to domestically supply critical items, from N95 masks to circuit boards for ventilators, has forced our collective conscious to admit the truth. America has acknowledged it needs to re-think its manufacturing strategies—and indeed rethink its national priorities.
Some of the solutions to our current challenges can be found by examining how we arrived at this moment. This touches on the history of our industry. At all times, please remember the ultimate goal: fix the problem, not the blame.Read the Full Article
Category: ReThink • 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.Read More
Category: ReEngage • 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.Read More
Category: ReEngage • Jun 23, 2020
Learn how to show customers that 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.Read More
Category: ReThink • 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.Read More | Watch the Webinar
Category: ReEngage • 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.Read More
Category: ReEngage • 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.Read More
Category: ReThink • 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.Read More
Category: ReThink • 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.Read More
Category: ReThink • 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. 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.Read More
Category: ReThink • Apr 3, 2020
Many in the IMTS community are helping the world fight COVID-19. From exhibitors who make tools to media publication partners who are providing online resources, here are some examples of our industry supporting the fight.Read More
ReBuilding the Supply Chain
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