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1. Annual Manufacturing Review
Series: Technical Note (NIST TN)
Report Number: 1901
Published: 12/15/2015
Authors: Douglas S Thomas, Anand Mani Kandaswamy
Abstract: This report provides an overview of the US manufacturing industry. There are three aspects of U.S. manufacturing that are considered: (1) how the US industry compares to other countries, (2) the trends in the domestic industry, and (3) the industry t ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=919520

2. Inventory and Flow Time in the US Manufacturing Industry
Series: Technical Note (NIST TN)
Report Number: 1890
Published: 12/15/2015
Authors: Douglas S Thomas, Anand Mani Kandaswamy
Abstract: Advancements in the efficient use of inputs, such as land and labor, have been a key driver of per capita income growth throughout history. One method for identifying potential efficiency improvements is lean manufacturing or lean production, a s ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=919483

3. Tracking Industry Operations Activity: A Case Study of US Automotive Manufacturing
Series: Special Publication (NIST SP)
Report Number: 1601
Published: 12/15/2015
Authors: Douglas S Thomas, Anand Mani Kandaswamy
Abstract: Private firms, driven by competition, frequently achieve advances in efficiency on their own accord; however, there are often barriers to advancement that surpass the ability of any single firm. Additionally, competition, lack of communication, a ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=919272

4. Costs and Cost Effectiveness of Additive Manufacturing
Series: Special Publication (NIST SP)
Report Number: 1176
Published: 12/5/2014
Authors: Douglas S Thomas, Stanley W Gilbert
Abstract: The use of additive manufacturing has increased significantly in previous years. Additive manufacturing is used by multiple industry subsectors, including motor vehicles, aerospace, machinery, electronics, and medical products. Currently, however, ad ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=916557

5. Economic Impact of Improved Service-Life Prediction for Seams in Low-Slope EPDM Roofing
Published: 10/5/2014
Author: Douglas S Thomas
Abstract: In the early part of the 1970's built-up-roofing dominated the U.S. membrane roofing industry. It was estimated that 10 to 15 percent of these roofs failed, but by the late 1980's new membranes were being rapidly adopted. Among them, EPDM (ethylene-p ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=915725

6. USA - Characteristics, Impacts, and Future Directions
Published: 6/11/2014
Authors: Sarah Slaughter, Douglas S Thomas, Robert E Chapman
Abstract: Investments in the built environment provide the basis for civil society and commerce, and construction is an engine of growth for the U.S. economy, equaling approximately 3 % to 5 % of GDP. Current U.S. annual expenditures for construction-related ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=913123

7. Areas of the U.S. wildland‹urban interface threatened by wildfire during the 2001‹2010 decade
Published: 4/1/2014
Authors: Douglas S Thomas, David T Butry
Abstract: The wildland‹urban interface (WUI) is defined in terms of housing density and proximity to wildlands, yet its relevance seems to be only in conjunction with wildland fire threats. The objective of this paper is to (1) identify the WUI areas threatene ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=906758

8. The U.S. Manufacturing Value Chain: An International Perspective
Series: Technical Note (NIST TN)
Report Number: 1810
Published: 2/11/2014
Author: Douglas S Thomas
Abstract: This report uses input-output data from the World Input-Output Database along with the methods developed by Wassily Leontief to track the intermediate goods and services used in national manufacturing industries. Specifically, it examines the extent ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=914022

9. Exploiting autoregressive properties to develop prospective urban arson forecasts by target
Published: 10/1/2013
Authors: Jeffrey P. Prestemon, David T Butry, Douglas S Thomas
Abstract: Municipal fire departments responded to approximately 53 000 intentionally-set fires annually from 2003 to 2007, according to NFPA figures. A disproportionate amount of these fires occur in spatio-temporal clusters, making them predictable and, per ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=911332

10. Economics of the U.S. Additive Manufacturing Industry
Series: Special Publication (NIST SP)
Report Number: 1163
Published: 8/15/2013
Author: Douglas S Thomas
Abstract: There is a general concern that the US manufacturing industry has lost competitiveness with other nations. Additive manufacturing may provide an important opportunity for advancing US manufacturing while maintaining and advancing US innovation. Addit ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=913515



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