Current best practices being utilized by U.S. manufacturers and/or their global competitors
Manufacturing the Future: The next era of global growth and innovation
Category: Current State of MFG, Innovation, Global Competitiveness, Education & Workforce, Best Practices, Supply Chain
Manufacturing the future: The next era of global growth and innovation, a major report from the McKinsey Global Institute, presents a clear view of how manufacturing contributes to the global economy today and how it will probably evolve over the coming decade. Findings in the report include: manufacturing's changing role, manufacturing is not monolithic, and the new dynamic phase of manufacturing.
Provides numerous examples of best practice in one or more of ten competitor nations in the areas of: technology acceleration programs and practice; technology acceleration funding mechanisms; next generation manufacturing technical assistance; and connectors. The comparison matrix on p.6 is an indicative summary of what can be found throughout the report.
America's Manufacturing Workforce: Make or Buy? - July 2013
This report is intended to dispel the notion that an adequate supply of skilled employees is beyond the reach of American manufacturers. In fact, there are several choices that American manufacturers can make to ensure a pipeline of talent for the foreseeable future. However, manufacturers must be strategic in their thinking and rigorous in their execution of these options. With that in mind, America’s SMEs can fill their skilled worker gaps before they become insurmountable challenges.
Other Categories: Education & Workforce
2010 Georgia Manufacturing Survey - October 2011
Analyzes several competitiveness factors for manufacturers and determines that those that compete based on innovation are nearly three times more profitable than those competing on cost.
Other Categories: Current State of MFG, Innovation, Global Competitiveness, Federal/Industry Collaboration
What's Your Plan for 2025? - October 2011
Provides a thorough view on the struggles of today and tomorrow’s U.S. manufacturers. Focus areas include: customer priorities through innovation; globally local operations; supply network flexibility; agility on the shop floor and beyond; sustain and partner for scarce resources.
Other Categories: Current State of MFG, Innovation, Productivity, Supply Chain