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Purdue Summit Seeks Resilient Supply Chain

Nov. 21, 2023
Purdue University’s first eXcellence in Manufacturing and Operations Purdue Engineering Initiative (XMO PEI) summit sought to explore development of industry infrastructure.

In hopes of building a sustainable supply chain, Purdue University’s inaugural summit on excellence in manufacturing and operations in Washington, D.C. drew more than 250 industry leaders live and online on November 7, 2023.

The summit, which was hosted by the school’s eXcellence in Manufacturing and Operations Purdue Engineering Initiative (XMO PEI), attracted representatives to explore the development of industry infrastructure with digital, physical, and sustainable manufacturing and operations (M&O). 

Mung Chiang, President of Purdue University, explained, “Reshoring, retooling, and retraining for advanced manufacturing in the U.S. has become essential and urgent, and there’s no better place to accomplish the mission than the Midwest, especially here along the Hard-Tech Corridor,” referring to the school’s West Lafayette, Ind. campus.

He added, “The XMO Summit brings expertise in the digital, physical, and sustainable innovation of manufacturing across new materials, processes, and applications.” 

The summit focused on key aspects of resilience for manufacturing: reshoring, retooling, and retraining in M&O. The supply chain is a vital component of many critical industries, including agriculture, aerospace and defense, microelectronics and semiconductors, and logistics and transportation. Attendees to the summit, both in person and online, represented 29 U.S. states (see image above)

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Jack Browne | Technical Contributor

Jack Browne, Technical Contributor, has worked in technical publishing for over 30 years. He managed the content and production of three technical journals while at the American Institute of Physics, including Medical Physics and the Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology. He has been a Publisher and Editor for Penton Media, started the firm’s Wireless Symposium & Exhibition trade show in 1993, and currently serves as Technical Contributor for that company's Microwaves & RF magazine. Browne, who holds a BS in Mathematics from City College of New York and BA degrees in English and Philosophy from Fordham University, is a member of the IEEE.

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