Manufacturers have been facing unprecedented supply chain challenges. The NAM is leading through this crisis—and we’ve launched an online resource that brings all that information and advocacy under one roof. At NAM.org/SupplyChain, manufacturers can find everything they need to know about the NAM’s work to strengthen the supply chain and access critical tools that can help them make important progress.
The resource: Assembled with critical assistance from the NAM’s Manufacturing Leadership Council and Innovation Research Interchange, this online resource captures the many activities underway and the information available from the NAM.
The work: The information and tools at NAM.org/SupplyChain cover a wide range of areas, including the following:
- Boosting competitiveness: With a level playing field, manufacturers in the United States can compete and win anywhere. That’s why the NAM is working with Congress on a range of competitiveness measures that would provide billions of dollars for supply chain resiliency, innovation and domestic semiconductor production as well as promote trade and combat counterfeiting. Actions like these give manufacturers the tools they need to succeed.
- Promoting operational excellence: Manufacturers are committed to performing efficient and innovative work—and this resource offers NAM members access to a library of meetings, webinars and other resources from NAM experts designed to help manufacturers share best practices and ensure their companies can grow and thrive.
- Building the workforce: The shortage of skilled workers is a major contributor to supply chain challenges. Through The Manufacturing Institute’s programming and key initiatives like Creators Wanted, the NAM is working to create a new generation of manufacturers while retaining and retraining vital employees.
Taking action: Through the NAM’s grassroots advocacy campaign, Manufacturers United, the NAM is mobilizing thousands of grassroots manufacturing supporters from across the country to engage lawmakers and community members alike on supply chain issues.
The bottom line: “Manufacturers have been grappling with significant supply chain challenges since the start of the pandemic,” said NAM Managing Vice President of Tax and Domestic Economic Policy Chris Netram. “The NAM’s new supply chain hub will centralize critical thought leadership and advocacy tools on this issue, as well as provide a guide to policies we need to grow manufacturing in America.”
What’s next: The NAM is fighting for a strong manufacturing competitiveness package in Congress this spring to help address supply chain challenges, as well as continuing the operational, policy and legal leadership captured in this frequently updated resource.
Washington, D.C. – Ahead of the midterm elections, the National Association of Manufacturers released its policy roadmap, “Competing to Win,” a comprehensive blueprint featuring immediate solutions for bolstering manufacturers’ competitiveness. It is also a roadmap for policymakers on the laws and regulations needed to strengthen the manufacturing industry in the months and years ahead.
With the country facing rising prices, snarled supply chains and geopolitical turmoil, manufacturers are outlining an actionable competitiveness agenda that Americans across the political spectrum can support. “Competing to Win” includes the policies manufacturers in America will need in place to continue driving the country forward.
“‘Competing to Win’ offers a path for bringing our country together around policies, shared values and a unified purpose,” said NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons. “The NAM is putting forward a plan filled with ideas that policymakers could pursue immediately, including solutions to urgent problems, such as energy security, immigration reform, supply chain disruptions, the ongoing workforce shortage and more. Manufacturers have shown incredible resilience through difficult times, employing more workers now than before the pandemic, but continued resilience is not guaranteed without the policies that are critical to the state of manufacturing in America.”
The NAM and its members will leverage “Competing to Win” to shape policy debates ahead of the midterm elections, in the remainder of the 117th Congress and at the start of the 118th Congress—including in direct engagement with lawmakers, for grassroots activity, across traditional and digital media and through events in key states and districts as we did following the initial rollout of the roadmap in 2016.
The document focuses on 12 areas of action, and all policies are rooted in the values that have made America exceptional and keep manufacturing strong: free enterprise, competitiveness, individual liberty and equal opportunity.
Learn more about how manufacturers are leading and about the industry’s competitiveness agenda at nam.org/competing-to-win.
The National Association of Manufacturers is the largest manufacturing association in the United States, representing small and large manufacturers in every industrial sector and in all 50 states. Manufacturing employs more than 12.8 million men and women, contributes $2.77 trillion to the U.S. economy annually and accounts for 58% of private-sector research and development. The NAM is the powerful voice of the manufacturing community and the leading advocate for a policy agenda that helps manufacturers compete in the global economy and create jobs across the United States. For more information about the NAM or to follow us on Twitter and Facebook, please visit www.nam.org