The current coronavirus disease pandemic, plus the strong movement of manufacturing reshoring, provide a unique opportunity for many US regions to grow local manufacturers. This technical note attempts to review the current situation and trend in US manufacturing. We then discuss challenges and necessary steps, such as asset mapping, required to grow local suppliers. Suggestions are then made to support growing local suppliers along the US/Mexico border region.
J. Li, "Grow Local Manufacturing along US/Mexico Border Region for an Integrated Supply Chain in the Post COVID-19 Era," Smart and Sustainable Manufacturing Systems 4. Published ahead of print, 16 November 2020, https://doi.org/10.1520/SSMS20200067.
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