Long before COVID-19 created chaos in every supply chain, there was a strong need to rethink the industry’s supply chains. Unfortunately, in early 2020 the virus hit the world with unprecedented fury, exposing massive weakness in the global supply chain, most publicly medical material. While the U.S is becoming more self-sufficient in medical material, we recognize the gaps in many other industries. The Suez Canal container ship incident again reminded us that the chain has weak links. In this webinar learn what continues to cause supply chain disruption, as well as how you can mitigate risks for your own company. Tuesday, April 20, 2021 | 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. EDT
Steve is the author of the #1 selling book in trade show history, How to Get the Most Out of Trade Shows. His latest book, UNCOPYABLE: How to Create an Unfair Advantage Over Your Competition, is an Amazon #1 best seller. Known for his edgy, no-spin-zone style, Steve has advised AMT/IMTS since 1988, and is the facilitator of the monthly IMTS webinars.His consulting clients have ranged from solo entrepreneurs to Fortune 100 mega-corporations, including Proctor & Gamble (advising on the Swiffer WetJet product launch), Boeing Commercial Airplane (the 777 launch), Haas, Sunnen, Big Kaiser, Q-Mark, GE, Fanuc, ESAB, Caterpillar, Philips Electronics, Coca-Cola, and Halliburton, to name a few. Steve has presented over 1600 speeches and workshops around the world for corporations and trade associations in 128 different industries, including the prestigious main TED Conference.
Harry founded the Reshoring Initiative to bring five million manufacturing jobs back to the U.S. after working for high end machine tool supplier GF AgieCharmilles, starting as President in 1985 and retiring 12/31/10 as Chairman Emeritus. Largely due to the success of the Reshoring Initiative, Harry was inducted into the Industry Week Manufacturing Hall of Fame 2010 and was named Quality Magazine’s 2012 Quality Professional of the year and FAB Shop Magazine’s Manufacturing Person of the year. Harry participated actively in President Obama’s 1/11/12 Insourcing Forum at the White House, won The Economist debate on outsourcing and offshoring, received the Manufacturing Leadership Council’s Industry Advocacy Award in 2014 and the Made in America 2019 Reshoring Award. He was recognized by Sue Helper, then Commerce Department Chief Economist, as the driving force in founding the reshoring trend and named to the Commerce Department Investment Advisory Council in August 2019. Harry is frequently quoted in the Wall Street Journal, NYT, Forbes, Financial Times, New Yorker, Washington Post and USA Today and seen on Fox Business, MarketWatch, PRI, NPR, Manufacturing Talk Radio and other national TV and radio programs. He received a BS in Mechanical Engineering and an MS in Engineering at MIT in 1967 and an MBA from U. of Chicago in 1981.