U.S. businesses are linked together through a global web of interconnected, predictable, and efficient supply chains and rely on them to access international consumers and compete in the global marketplace.
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During the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and U.S. Department of State’s 2022 IV CEO Summit, a panel of experts discussed how businesses can build back better supply chains after the recent stoppages and disruptions. Moderated by Phil Levy, the Chief Economist of Flexport, the expert panelists included Kathleen Quirk, President of Freeport-McMoran, Guillermo Vogel, Vice Chair of Tenaris, and Manuel Macedo, President of Latin America at Honeywell.
Small business is bearing the brunt of supply chain challenges caused by worker shortages and delays. Nearly two in three small businesses have had to alter their supply chains in the past six months, according to the Q4 2021 U.S. Chamber and MetLife Small Business Index.
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Resilient, efficient, and secure supply chains are essential to commerce, our economy, and people’s standard of living. Protecting supply chains from interruptions—from security threats and economic volatility to production issues and workforce shortages—is crucial to keeping goods flowing. The U.S. can ease these risks by diversifying supply chains and building up reserves of critical products. We work closely with government to make sure that policy recommendations protect the private sector while avoiding punitive approaches, new barriers to trade, and one-size-fits-all fixes.
As society pushes for a more inclusive business world, enterprise leaders should consider the importance of diversifying their supply chains.
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