MADISON – Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC) – the combined state chamber and manufacturers’ association – continued its month-long celebration of the state’s manufacturing industry by releasing a new video on the topic of supply chain.
“Follow the Supply Chain” features a number Wisconsin companies that are needed to make a light for a local athletic field in an attempt to showcase the broad supply chain within Wisconsin – and the reliance manufacturers have on each other to get final products to market.
“That I am aware of, there are about 40 different entities that are involved to make a light,” says Wisconsin Lighting Lab’s Co-Founder and President Adam Rupp in the video.
The video follows the different materials, companies and skilled tradespeople necessary to keep Wisconsin’s manufacturing sector up and running. As the industry looks to shorten supply chains following a global pandemic that stressed international capabilities, WMC’s video underscores Wisconsin’s readiness on this front.
Wisconsin is home to roughly 9,000 manufacturing companies that employ nearly half a million people in family-supporting careers. With nearly one in six people working in manufacturing in the Badger State, it is the largest industry in Wisconsin. In many cases, Wisconsin’s fully integrated supply chain allows manufacturers across industry segments to create a product from start to finish within the state’s borders.
In addition to the video, WMC celebrated Manufacturing Month by hosting a roundtable discussion at the UW-Madison College of Engineering, along with shop floor tours at Excellerate Manufacturing in Appleton and Schuette Metals in Wausau. WMC also partnered with Johnson Financial Group to host the seventh annual Coolest Thing Made in Wisconsin contest where Pierce Manufacturing’s Electric Fire Truck took home the top honors.
For more information on Manufacturing Month, click here.
Watch “Follow the Supply Chain” by clicking here.