The disruption in the global supply chain has led to numerous failures in manufacturing operations. The overwhelming global limitations have prompted many companies to repatriate their production to the U.S. However, the optimal scenario often involves operating a business with a significant reliance on local supply chains. Establishing your own supply chain to diversify procurement reduces dependence on a single provider or a few companies for essential materials. This diversification not only enhances resilience but also consistently saves costs for your organization. While relying on a local supplier network is beneficial, there may be occasions when it falls short. Therefore, organizations should proactively plan for such disruptions. Developing a comprehensive “what if” plan that addresses various scenarios enables organizations to identify and strengthen areas of weakness. Knowing alternative sources for materials in case a primary supplier faces shortages allows for effective contingency planning when unforeseen issues arise. In the current business landscape, manufacturing companies must consistently address the unique needs of their organizations. For additional insights on navigating these challenges, refer to the accompanying infographic supporting this post.