Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
1.What is AMCPR?
AMCPR stands for Advanced Manufacturing Crisis Production Response. The mission of the AMCPR is to create an enduring strategic framework for advanced manufacturing response capabilities.
2.How does the AMCPR’s framework address supply chain shortages?
The framework will focus on three main areas that will help better position the advanced manufacturing community to solve supply chain crises in the future:
- Connections to supplies and designs to ensure quick deployment of resources to solve supply chain shortages.
- Regulatory awareness so manufacturers understand the boundaries they need to operate within.
- Address workforce readiness to ensure the future workforce is trained to respond in a time of crisis.
3.Is AMCPR only related to COVID?
No. While AMCPR uses the additive manufacturing industry’s COVID response efforts as a proof of concept, the goal of AMCPR is to create a framework that can be applied across all advanced manufacturing sectors to solve supply chain gaps in a variety of potential crisis scenarios.
4.How do you plan for different scenarios?
Part of developing the AMCPR framework is a series of visioning and technical workshops with participants representing the capabilities and needs communities. Each workshop will evaluate critical challenges and examine the potential supply chain issues and solutions advanced manufacturing can bring to the table during future crisis scenarios.
Following the workshops, a small number of scenario tests will be executed to assess the technical and ecosystem-convening capabilities of the AMCPR, and further refinements will be made as appropriate.
5.Why is America Makes managing the AMCPR?
As the nation’s leading public-private partnership for additive manufacturing (AM) education and technology, America Makes is well positioned to convene and coordinate the additive and advanced manufacturing community to respond to critical supply chain needs.
6.What does AMCPR mean for my company?
As whole, the AMCPR will raise the awareness of the advanced manufacturing community’s capabilities and its potential as a solution for supply chain shortages. Engagement in AMCPR allows for opportunities to participate in scenario planning and provide input into the framework that will help define the national supply chain crisis response.
Additionally, there is the opportunity to partner with regional and national supply needs and access to expanded workforce and development programs.
7.How can my company get involved?
To get involved in the program, contact America Makes at firstname.lastname@example.org