Youngstown, Ohio – America Makes, which represents the U.S. additive manufacturing, technology and education ecosystem released the following statement on the introduction of bipartisan legislation by Senators Coons (DE) and Rubio (FL) to establish an office of Supply Chain Preparedness.
“The need for a comprehensive, national approach to supply chain readiness is critical to the United States’ ability to respond in times of crisis. With the White House’s renewed focus on manufacturing policy, this bipartisan supply chain legislation comes at the appropriate time to continue the conversation and establish an Office of Supply Chain Preparedness to ensure our country is ready to respond appropriately to future scenarios and codify a lasting regulatory framework.
Since the beginning of the COVID pandemic, America Makes and the additive manufacturing community have seen firsthand how critical regulatory clarification, capabilities mapping, and needs assessments are for a swift and effective response. Through this experience, our industry has been on the front lines, hard at work to develop a lasting road map for advanced manufacturing supply chains that can be used in times of crisis. This legislation is a welcomed step in helping to set standards for supply chain readiness for the future of America.”
– America Makes Executive Director John Wilczynski.
About America Makes:
America Makes is the nation’s leading public-private partnership for additive manufacturing technology and education. America Makes members from industry, academia, government, workforce and economic development organizations, work together to accelerate the adoption of AM and the nation’s global manufacturing competitiveness. Founded in 2012 as the Department of Defense’s national manufacturing innovation institute for AM and first of the Manufacturing USA network, America Makes is based in Youngstown, Ohio and managed by the not-for-profit National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM). Visit www.americamakes.us to learn more.