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Webinar: The New Buy American Executive Order 14005: Examining the American Supply Chain and How Contractors Can Influence It


In a flurry of executive orders signed on January 20th, President Biden signed EO No. 14005, “Ensuring the Future is Made is All of America by All of America’s Workers.” While it’s clear that the administration seeks to bolster preference for American-made goods and services, first set through the Buy American Act, signed in 1933, the path forward for the acquisition community is nebulous. How can a supply chain that has long relied on global economies be adjusted to actually “buy American?” In this discussion, Dan Finkenstadt and Rob Handfield will frame the current state of our supply chain, outline the main points of the executive order, and make key recommendations as to how the contracting community can use market intelligence, category strategy and solutions management in private markets to begin to respond to this imperative.

By the end of this webinar, you will be able to:
  • Discuss the current state of America’s supply chain during COVID-19.
  • Outline the five main points of Biden’s EO 14055, “Ensuring the Future is Made in All of America By All of America’s Workers.”
  • Consider a few specific models and strategies for shifting supply chains toward American-made supplies and sources.


  • Rob Handfield, PhD

    Rob Handfield is the Bank of America University Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management at North Carolina State University, and Director of the Supply Chain Resource Cooperative ( Handfield is considered a thought leader in the field of supply chain management, and is an industry expert in the field of strategic sourcing, supply market intelligence, and supplier development. He has spoken on these subjects across the globe, including China, Azerbaijan, Turkey, Latin America, India, Europe, Korea, Japan, Canada, in multiple presentations and webinars. Handfield has published more than 120 peer reviewed journal articles and is regularly quoted in global news media such as the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, NPR, the Financial Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, and CNN.

  • Daniel J. Finkenstadt, Maj, USAF, PhD

    Assistant Professor
    GSDM, Naval Postgraduate School

March 1, 2021
Mon 12:00 PM EST

Duration 1H 30M

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