IMTS Launches Minisite About "Rebuilding the Supply Chain"

Content includes stories, videos, webinars and podcasts intended to provide OEMs and job shops with guidance on supply chain issues after COVID-19.


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IMTS organizers have launched a minisite on the show’s website, imts.com/supplychain, for education regarding the process of rebuilding fragile supply chains and rethinking parts sourcing and production in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Content includes stories, videos, webinars and podcasts intended to provide the manufacturing industrial base, including OEMs and job shops, guidance on “how to rethink, reengage and reestablish its supply chain.” Included are stories of how industry has responded and resources on the steps industry and government can take to ensure manufacturing self-sufficiency. The site links to all COVID-19 and rebuilding stories and includes a brief history explaining why the supply chain disruption occurred. 

“The manufacturing technology community has a laser-like focus on rebuilding its supply chains, and we are dedicating significant resources to support its needs,” says Peter R. Eelman, vice president and CXO at AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology, which owns and produces IMTS. He goes on to say that the supply chain microsite “shows OEMs how to rethink their current operations, how they can reengage with suppliers and secure trading partners, and how they can reestablish connections for a more localized industrial base.”