Smarter Sourcing – Insights and Strategies for Reshoring, Sourcing and Made In America – Modern Machine Shop

by admin on June 15, 2020

This four-part webinar series, presented Gardner Business Media and the Reshoring Initiative, delivers real data, proven strategies and successful use cases for shortening and strengthening the supply chain by sourcing parts and services locally.

The progressive series moves from a detailed overview of reshoring to more focused views on cases for and case studies on reshoring and local sourcing planning / preparedness for OEMs, contract manufacturers and how the government can and should play a role in the Made In America manufacturing imperative.

Proceeds from this webinar are donated to the Reshoring Initiative to help fund their efforts to promote and educate companies on why and how to source parts in North America.

Webinar Series Cost: $99* (includes 4 on-demand webinars)


  • Unlimited, on-demand access to all four webinars
  • Exclusive Reshoring Initiative resources include Total Cost of Ownership Estimator
  • Proceeds from your registration will support the Reshoring Initiative

*Upon registering for the first webinar, you’ll receive a promotional code for accessing other webinars.

Part 1: Supply Chain Lessons from COVID-19

This first webinar looks specifically at how the novel Coronavirus elevated the already existing vulnerabilities in US’s reliance on longer, more complex off-shored supply chains and how reshoring and local sourcing can strengthen the supply chain and continue to revitalize US manufacturing.

What You’ll Learn:

  • Why reshoring is profitable for 20-40% of what you and your customers now import
  • Tools to identify the products most eligible to reshore
  • Formulas to quantify the costs and risks of offshoring
  • Strategies for convincing companies to reshore and buy from you

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Part 2: OEM Success Stories – How OEMs Have and Can Benefit from Reshoring

It is now clear: shorter supply chains are stronger, more competitive supply chains for US manufacturing. In this webinar, Harry Moser demonstrates that shorter supply chains are also more profitable for OEMs and guides procurement professionals on ways to justify and implement local sourcing.

What You’ll Learn:

  • How OEMs have successfully reshored
  • Successful examples of reshoring
  • The importance of eliminating silos
  • Risks of offshoring
  • Tools and tactics for reshoring

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Part 3: How to Convince Your Customers and Prospects to Buy from You!

This webinar covers proven strategies for job shops, contract manufacturers and other suppliers to convince customers and prospects to source and reshore projects with them. In addition to offering ways to identify new prospects, this webinar will deliver direct tools and tactics for convincing customers and prospects of the business benefits of domestic sourcing.

What You’ll Learn:

  • How to identify the companies that import what you make competitively
  • How to help the customer quantify the costs and risks of offshoring
  • How to convince companies to reshore and buy from you
  • How to market reshoring

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Part 4: How to Get Started with TCO

TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) is the key tool to objectively compare alternative sources to determine which items can be most profitably sourced domestically and which offshore.

The webinar describes how to get started: picking products to analyze; prioritizing; the importance of getting input from other departments; and how to use the online, free TCO Estimator.

What You’ll Learn:

  • How to identify the products most eligible to reshore
  • How to use the TCO Estimator
  • Avoiding silos: considering the impact on other departments and budgets
  • Successful Use Cases

Register Here

About the Presenter:

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.

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