Patrick Penfield is a Professor of Practice - Supply Chain Management and Director of Executive Education at the Whitman School of Management - Syracuse University. He is Certified in Purchasing Management (CPM), Certified Fellow in Production and Inventory Management (CFPIM) and Certified in Integrated Resource Management (CIRM). He was voted Faculty of the Year at the Whitman School of Management in 2007 & 2018, selected for the prestigious Syracuse University Meredith Teaching award in 2009 and in 2015 received the Oberwager award for engagement with students. Penfield has over 15 years of industry experience in Supply Chain Management working for such companies as Johnson & Johnson and Philips Electronics. Professor Penfield’s research focuses on Forestry, Natural Resource Management and Sustainability.
In my opinion, this is a strong statement and plan by the Biden administration and will influence the supply chain practices and business decisions leaders in these sectors will need to make in the future. The White House’s focus on these industries is critical to the success of the United States. This announcement could give the U.S. manufacturing base a renaissance and also create a 'ripple effect' of creating even more domestic manufacturing jobs within other industries or sectors.22 September 2021