The global pandemic has brought a new level of realization to the nation’s scientists, technology workers and engineers. As the US turns to other countries for the production of vital materials (such as masks from China), Americans are wondering how we are going to go forward if we can’t get the stuff we need – and get it produced here in the United States. Before you can say, “global supply chain” and “lower wages in Asia”, consider the insights of materials management PhD and company co-founder, Brandon Sweeney. He says there’s a new way for engineers, tech workers and the companies they serve to create exceptional value, right here within the borders of the USA.
To be clear, this isn’t an article about the benefits of economic isolation or nationalism. Sweeney says that self-sufficiency is the goal –