We are living through interesting times.
I have spoken to many manufacturers over the past 6 months. Some companies are struggling, while others are thriving, but all agree that we are living in a new world with new challenges. Some of those challenges are pandemic related, some are political, and some are because of our new reality.
Six months ago, I had only heard about Zoom – now I cannot imagine business without it. Six months ago, too much came from China – now we are seeing a major reshoring effort. As manufacturers grow, adapt, and look for new ways to meet the ever-changing challenges of manufacturing, I have no doubt that those who adapt will also thrive.
I, for one, see a bright future in manufacturing, and I am confident that we will prevail in a substantial way, as we rally together for the cause and turn to organizations, such as CAMA and Manufacturer's Edge, to help support and strengthen our businesses.