As a smaller manufacturer, you continue to be more vulnerable to global supply chain disruptions than larger
companies. Having to pay more for materials, parts or shipping is a difficult dynamic as you may not be able to
absorb short-term losses or even a lower margin. But cost becomes less important if you can’t deliver a product,
and as uncertainty has been magnified, it is now essential for you to manage risk by preparing for and adapting to
unexpected disruptions in order to increase your resilience and be responsive to customers.
In many ways the disruptions show how small manufacturers are more critical than ever. Many big companies are
looking for additional domestic sourcing and do not want to take on additional liabilities and capital investments
from bringing more in-house. Those companies also are looking for trusted relationships in their supply chains that
will work with them to provide added value from sustainable solutions and even product development.
Risk management is key.
Download the Whitepaper to learn how to respond to impacts to the supply chain and plan for what comes next, as well as how to map and manage your supply chain network.