The Association for Manufacturing Technology is asking industry, including OEMs, job shops, technology suppliers, and distributors, to participate in an online survey, Rebuilding the Supply Chain.
The survey is open through February 28, 2021.
The survey takes about five minutes to complete. Results will be published in March on the AMT website and on IMTS.com/supply-chain, a one-stop repository for supply-chain information, content, and guidance resources.
One of the key survey questions is whether 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,” Peter R. Eelman, vice president and CXO at AMT, said in a press release.
“The input we receive helps AMT and IMTS develop resources to help companies make more detailed sourcing assessments and better-informed sourcing decisions,” he said.
AMT owns and produces IMTS, the International Manufacturing Technology Show.
The survey is 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 include collaboration with the Reshoring Initiative, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to bringing manufacturing back to the United States.
To take the survey, click here.