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Supply Chain Design Lessons from the Reshoring Initiative

April 18, 2023

1:00 PM CT

The nonprofit Reshoring Initiative (RI) has compiled a comprehensive database about U.S. reshoring, applicable to any program that aims to bring manufacturing jobs back to home soil. Using this database, RI provides support to organizations seeking to prioritize proximate suppliers in order to compress their supply chains and improve responsiveness and resilience. This presentation will summarize key findings revealed by the data and delve into how supply chains can evolve and thrive more locally.

Topic Areas

Manufacturing, Resilience

This presentation will summarize key findings revealed by the data and delve into how supply chains can evolve and thrive more locally.

This is an encore presentation from the 2022 CONNECT Annual Conference.


Suzanne de Treville

Suzanne de Treville

Professor at the University of Lausanne in Switzerland and Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Operations Management

Suzanne de Treville is a professor at the University of Lausanne in Switzerland and co-editor-in-chief of the Journal of Operations Management. Her research centers on the creation of decision tools based on quantitative finance that make it possible to value supply chain responsiveness. These tools are featured on the website of the U.S. Department of Commerce and used by several countries to advance supply chains.

Harry Moser

Harry Moser

Founder of The Reshoring Initiative

Harry Moser is founder of the Reshoring Initiative, a nonprofit organization focused on bringing well-paying manufacturing jobs back to the United States. He participated in President Obama’s 2012 Insourcing Forum. Moser was inducted into the Industry Week Manufacturing Hall of Fame and named Quality Magazine’s Quality Professional of the year for 2012.  

David Sasso

David Sasso

President of DNY-Innova Textile Consulting Services

David Sasso is president of DNY-Innova Textile Consulting Services. He has 30 years of experience building better apparel products and understanding their real cost and value. Sasso serves on the Georgia Soft Goods Education Foundation at the University of Georgia and has served on the executive board committee of the American Apparel Production Network.  

Mike Fralix

Mike Fralix

President and CEO of [TC]2

Mike Fralix is president and chief executive officer of [TC]2, a manufacturer of 3D body scanners. He is a member and past chairman of the board of directors of SPESA-Sewn Products Equipment and Suppliers of the Americas, chair of the technical committee for the IAF-International Apparel Federation, and president of the AAFA Education Foundation.

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