Could the United States Handle a Major Supply Chain Disruption? / We Need to Take a Closer Look at Our Manufacturing Base

Source: Heather Boushey, Kate Gordon, Center for American Progress, April 7, 2011

Japan’s recent disaster focuses our attention on some big questions: How bad could a disaster be on our shores, and how well prepared is our infrastructure? (The answer to the latter question, according to our colleague Donna Cooper, may be “not very.”) But there is another question the United States must ponder: What is our industrial base’s capacity to handle global or domestic supply chain interruptions, and, more fundamentally, would the United States be able to rebuild after a similar disaster?
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The Importance and Promise of American Manufacturing / Why It Matters if We Make It in America and Where We Stand Today
Source: Michael Ettlinger, Kate Gordon, Center for American Progress, April 7, 2011

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