Manufacturing Industry Participated in Survey of Reshoring Opportunities 

Reshoring Initiative News Release

Florida, January 12, 2021 — What products and components offer the biggest opportunities for reshoring? What advanced manufacturing technology is needed  to enable the reshoring? To what degree did the pandemic disrupt supply chains,  and how did it affect sourcing? To answer these questions and better understand  the needs of the manufacturing technology community, AMT – The Association  For Manufacturing Technology and the Reshoring Initiative asked industry,  including OEMs, job shops, technology suppliers and distributors, to participate  in an online survey to help in “Rebuilding the Supply Chain.” The survey was open  through February 28, 2021. 

Results will be published this month on the AMT website and on IMTS.com/supply-chain, a one-stop repository for supply chain information, content and guidance resources. The results will also be posted on the Reshoring Initiative website. One of the key survey questions is whether or not OEMs and job shops would value an AMT service to connect OEMs with manufacturing technology solutions for reshoring opportunities. 

“Participating in this survey will provide valuable insight on sourcing issues and  which processes, products and components face the most pressure from imports and which offer the biggest opportunities to reshore,” says Peter R. Eelman, Vice President & CXO at AMT, which owns and produces IMTS – The International Manufacturing Technology Show. “The input we receive helps AMT and IMTS develop resources to help companies make more detailed sourcing assessments  and better informed sourcing decisions.” 

“About 20% of what is now imported could be produced here more profitably  with currently in-use technology. By matching the best and newest technology  solutions to each opportunity, we can accelerate the reshoring trend,” added Harry  Moser, Founder and President of the Reshoring Initiative. 

The survey is one of many activities related to AMT’s Rebuilding the Supply Chain initiative, which has gained greater visibility due to COVID-19 disruptions and shifting the emphasis of IMTS to further support the industrial base. Rebuilding the Supply Chain activities also includes collaboration with the Reshoring Initiative, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to bringing manufacturing back to the United States.

 

IMTS – International Manufacturing Technology Show – The largest and longest running  manufacturing technology trade show in the United States is held every other year at McCormick  Place in Chicago, Ill. IMTS 2022 will run Sept. 12-17. IMTS is ranked among the largest trade  shows in the world. Recognized as one of the world’s preeminent stages for introducing and  selling manufacturing equipment and technology as well as connecting the industry’s supply  chain. IMTS attracts visitors from every level of industry and more than 117 countries. IMTS  2018 was the largest in number of registrations (129,415), net square feet of exhibit space  (1,424,232 sq. ft.), booths (2,123) and exhibiting companies (2,563). IMTS is owned and managed  by AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology. 

ReBuilding the Supply Chain 

ReThink. ReEngage. ReEstablish. Digital Manufacturing. Implemented. 

www.IMTS.com

AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology represents and promotes U.S.-based  manufacturing technology and its members—those who design, build, sell, and service the  continuously evolving technology that lies at the heart of manufacturing. Founded in 1902 and  based in Virginia, the association specializes in providing targeted business assistance, extensive  global support, and business intelligence systems and analysis. AMT is the voice that  communicates the importance of policies and programs that encourage research and innovation,  and the development of educational initiatives to create tomorrow’s Smartforce. AMT owns and  manages IMTS — The International Manufacturing Technology Show, which is the premier  manufacturing technology event in North America.

www.AMTonline.org

The Reshoring Initiative, founded in early 2010, helps manufacturers realize that local  production, in some cases, reduces their total cost of ownership of parts and tooling. The Initiative  also trains suppliers how to sell against lower priced offshore competitors.

www.reshorenow.org 

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