Reshoring - An optimized supply chain solution discussion with expert Paul Ericksen of Industry Week

December 3, 2020

With the Chinese-US/Canadian relationships rapidly deteriorating and reshore interests growing due to current supply chain disruption, rising costs and many other factors, this objective discussion will get expert opinion based on supply chain experts Paul Ericksen (Industry Week), Vic Venettozzi from the US and Dr. Eamon McKinney who is based in China.

China - An Aerospace prospective from industry experts Richard Aboulafia and Dr. Eamon McKinney

November 17, 2020

With the Chinese/US relationship rapidly deteriorating and China's aerospace aspirations growing, this objective discussion will give expert opinion on what's going on in China along with the impact of the covid situation and the threats and (aircraft sales and reshore) opportunities for North American Aerospace companies. Special attention is given to President Trump's recent Executive Order relating to China and its potential profound affect for these Aerospace companies.

Reshore - A critical view from China and the USA with Dr. Eamon McKinney and Harry Moser

November 2, 2020

The podcast gives an objective discussion by China Manufacturing expert Dr. Eamon McKinney and US based reshoring champion Harry Moser. The view from China by Dr. McKinney who is a renown sinologist will give you a rarely discussed understanding of how the Chinese are actively decoupling from the US, Canada and other allied countries, so are in many cases forcing North American companies to reconsider their supply chain strategy. Harry Moser is the President of reshorenow.org who gives the background to their initiative, what tools are available to help companies with their TCO decision making process and how companies are accelerating their reshore and near-shoring efforts to avoid additional supply chain disruption.

AAI Introduces New Advisory Board

September 9, 2020

Arnprior Aerospace Inc. (AAI) is pleased to introduce its new advisory board formed to provide strategic advice to AAI leadership as it looks to broaden capability and focus on new growth opportunities.

“I am thrilled to announce this new advisory board created to help provide strategic guidance to our company,” said Tom Melvin, President of AAI. “The quality and diversity of experience is tremendous and I look forward to working with this talented group to gain further insight into both the business and political realities affecting our industry.”

AAI is a world class aerospace manufacturer. While COVID-19 and other issues affecting the manufacturing industry have been difficult, AAI is targeting new market sectors for growth.

“In these times we know that protecting our business and our employees is paramount. Narrowing our focus and strategically targeting specific new areas for growth is critical to our success in this endeavor”, added Melvin. “We anticipate the political networks and business leadership this group possesses will provide AAI meaningful opportunities for success.”

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Abating Chinese Supply Chain Risks

September 5, 2020

Much has been recently written about the fragility of global supply chains. COVID 19, the trade war, increasing tariffs, and a sliding dollar have all been cited as good reasons to revisit the rationale of global sourcing and consider re-shoring. What has not been written about is the situation on the ground in China. The industrial supply base in China is in turmoil, many manufacturing companies have gone out of business, and many more are on the verge of doing so. It is anticipated that 30% of these companies will be gone in a matter of months, most truly informed observers consider that figure optimistic.

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