In 2021, COVID exposed significant risks associated with our modern logistics and the sourcing practices of our domestic original equipment and consumer product manufacturers. Today’s supply chains are complex, global systems designed to access the lowest-cost, often offshore suppliers. Predictions for 2022 are that supply chains will continue to be challenged. At the same time, Steve McManus sees positive signs for U.S. manufacturing and domestic supply chains.
For clients that want to invest in or acquire in fast-growth market segments, we identify emerging and disruptive firms. Sometimes this involves screening hundreds or more opportunities annually, and determining which companies offer differentiated technology. Our work spans the globe. We profile innovative companies in Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the U.S. to identify the right opportunities.
At the onset of the COVID pandemic in 2020, we received a call from the Milwaukee MaskForce. This grassroots coalition of manufacturers, hospitals, healthcare organizations, and universities, needed to find a source for the filter media. We uncovered non-traditional suppliers, and today the product is sold on Amazon.
Is your organization looking for new technology partners across innovation stages and product lifecycle? Your partner might be a research laboratory, start-up company, or co-manufacturer. Sometimes when developing a product, our clients need a new process or a packaging format that’s not available in their plants. In other cases, our client’s product is mature and viable, …