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Vulnerable supply chains crumbled under the weight of the COVID-19 crisis. It is time to ReBuild, and that starts NOW. Let IMTS and AMT help you ReThink | ReEngage | ReEstablish your supply chain—making it smarter, stronger and shorter.

Smart – Products can be sourced regionally—without compromising competiveness. Don’t let old assumptions limit new opportunities.

Stronger – Connecting OEMs, job shops and tech suppliers will make the new supply chain more agile and resilient. Avoiding sole-sourcing is key to coping with disruption.

Shorter – Long chains allow for inevitable weak links and multiple breaking points. Limiting dependency on long supply chains leans in favor of shorter production times and decreased risk—ultimately enhancing manufacturing and benefiting the economy.

Virus & Tariffs Expose Supply Chain Disruptions

How can manufacturers rethink supply chain resilience?

“I believe that manufacturers and OEMs are doing some deep thinking about shortening and strengthening their supply chains,” said Michael Tamasi, owner and CEO of AccuRounds, a Massachusetts precision machining company that makes custom cylindrical components.

The current tariff policy and the COVID-19 pandemic have exposed supply chain risks in manufacturing. This spring, with the shortage of ventilators, medicines, and personal protection equipment (PPE) for healthcare workers, the media has reported that manufacturers and OEM’s are looking to build greater resiliency by shortening their supply chains. When manufacturers source closer to home the probability of on-time delivery of a quality product increases ... Continue Reading


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