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Manufacturing Critical-path Time (MCT)

Paul Ericksen

Supply Chain Consultant

Supply chain expert and consultant, Paul Ericksen, will demonstrate the new, open-source MCT tool empowering leaner, more data-driven production.

Date & Time

Friday, Sept, 16, 2022: 8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.


South Building, Ballroom S100ab

The inaugural Smarter Sourcing Symposium at IMTS 2022, presented by The Onshoring Project, will deliver direct strategies for sounder and more financially beneficial North American part production. OEMs, Tier suppliers and contract manufacturers, alike, will benefit from first-hand demonstrations and panel discussions on new tools and proven techniques for leaner, more agile, more profitable domestic sourcing.

Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) 

Harry Moser
Reshoring Initiative

Reshoring Initiative's, Harry Moser, will debut the newly redesigned and enhanced TCO Estimator bringing increased visibility to the complete cost of sourcing and procuring parts. Most companies make sourcing decisions based solely on purchase price or manufacturing cost, often resulting in a 25% miscalculation of actual offshoring costs. Instead, buyers can use total cost of ownership (TCO) to account for all relevant factors – logistics, overhead, balance sheet, risks, corporate strategy and other external and internal business considerations that affect true cost. Using TCO instead of price makes it clear that 20 to 30% of what is now imported can be sourced more profitably locally. TCO can also be used to sell, to help customer purchasing see the benefits of domestic sourcing.

Supply Chain Case Studies

Bill Berry

Die-Tech & Engineering

National Metalworking Reshoring Award Winner, Bill Berry, will discuss ways his leading die/mold machine shop successfully addressed urgent sourcing and supply chain needs - including lessons learned from one particular success that saw Die-Tech turn around a complex mold in record time to support ventilator part needs during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Reshoring Case Study

David Bassett, Hardinge

Reshoring Intiative

Global manufacturing solutions supplier, Hardinge, will present its “Made in the USA” initiative and discuss direct impacts of reshoring production from Taiwan to the United States.

Closing Panel Discussion


Bring back key participants from the preceding program for a moderated and Q&A panel discussion.

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