Ensuring American Manufacturing Leadership Through Next-Generation Supply Chains

It’s no secret: The United States has lost nearly a third of its manufacturing employment since 2001.

While the causes of this decline are numerous (and sometimes hotly debated), there’s widespread agreement on one fundamental factor: many large firms have zealously pursued offshoring strategies in recent decades because of an overriding focus on short-term metrics like unit price and direct labor cost.

Today, a growing number of U.S. manufacturers are rethinking this approach — and re-imagining how they relate to their supply chains.

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