Date: September 10, 2020
Time: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Cost: Free
Location: Zoom


Reshoring is a rising trend in manufacturing to handle some challenges with an offshore supply chain. Reshoring has significant benefits, and it also has some risks. A number of those risks such as cost, quality, and communication can be addressed by using manufacturing analytics / IIoT solutions. The webinar will briefly discuss those risks of reshoring and practical ways a manufacturing analytics / IIoT solution can address those risks.


1) Expert definition of what is driving reshoring

2) Valuable list of the major risks in reshoring

3) Specific solutions to mitigate the risks


Who should attend:

  • Anyone in supply chain
  • Leaders in Operations (COO, VP, Director, Manager)
  • Plant managers and similar
  • Executive leadership (CEO, president, and similar)


Kevin Jones is CEO and lead strategist at Ectobox, Inc., an IoT and software consulting company in Pittsburgh, PA. He founded the company 20 years ago and is a IoT Inc Certified IoT Professional, and an active member and on the board of the Allegheny Appalachian Chapter of SMRP, and member of PMPA and NTMA. Kevin also hails from Duquesne University, worked in accounting, and has developed a long background in software, technology, and manufacturing.


David Grafton, also with Ectobox, has worked  for 25 years in the power distribution, semiconductor, military, and data-center industries. Prior to joining Ectobox, he was the Vice President of Engineering, Quality, and Field Services at Universal Electric Corporation. Mr. Grafton managed R&D, Applications Engineering, Maintenance of line engineering, Quality, Field Services, and Safety. Under his leadership, UEC attained ISO 9001 certification, created and launched a global Field Services team, created and developed a global applications engineering team, and developed mission critical new products all during a period of rapid growth and international expansion. ​After proudly serving in the U.S. Navy, Mr. Grafton earned a Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh in 1997, followed by an MBA from Robert Morris University in 2009.




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