Supply Chain Lessons from COVID-19: For OEMs

May 06, 2020

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This four-part webinar series, presented by Gardner Business Media and the Reshoring Initiative, will deliver real data, proven strategies, tools and successful use cases that will enable procurement professionals to shorten and strengthen their supply chain by sourcing parts and services locally.

COVID-19 has revealed deadly shortages of medical products due to 90 to 95% dependence on imports, especially from China. Legislation has been introduced to reward or mandate reshoring. Similar dependence is true in many key industry sectors including defense materiel. It is now clear: shorter supply chains are stronger, more competitive supply chains for the country. In the second webinar in this series, Harry will, in detail, demonstrate that shorter supply chains are also more profitable for OEMs for 20 to 40% of products. Tools to identify the 20 to 40% will be provided. Results of numerous studies showing that the tools work. Examples of OEMs that reshored and why.

A portion of the registration cost will go towards supporting the Reshoring Initiative.

Primary Topics:

  • How to identify the products most eligible to reshore
  • How to quantify the costs and risks of offshoring
  • Why companies reshore
  • The importance of eliminating silos

Your Registration Includes:

  • Live and on-demand access to all Smarter Sourcing Series webinars (a registration code will be sent with your registration confirmation)
  • Exclusive Reshoring Initiative resources
  • Proceeds from your registration will support the Reshoring Initiative

Harry Moser
Founder & President, Reshoring Initiative
After leading GF AgieCharmilles for 25 years, Harry founded the Reshoring Initiative to bring five million manufacturing jobs back to the U.S. Largely due to the success of the Reshoring Initiative, Harry was inducted into the Industry Week Manufacturing Hall of Fame 2010, participated actively in President Obama’s 1/11/12 Insourcing Forum at the White House and is on the Commerce Department Investment Advisory Council.
Harry is frequently quoted in the WSJ, NYT and Forbes, and seen on Fox Business, MarketWatch, and other national TV and radio programs.  He received engineering degrees at MIT and an MBA from U. of Chicago.