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Annual Manufacturing Review: 2018



Douglas Thomas


This annual report characterizes US innovation and industrial competitiveness in manufacturing. It includes tracking domestic manufacturing activity and its domestic supply chain in order to develop a quantitative depiction of US manufacturing in the context of the domestic economy and global industry. This depiction provides change agents, such as public entities and trade groups that invest in advancing the current state of manufacturing, insight into the current state and recent trends in US manufacturing. The report further identifies areas of manufacturing that can have large impacts on costs.
Advanced Manufacturing Series (NIST AMS) - 100-20
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manufacturing, competitiveness, supply chain


Thomas, D. (2019), Annual Manufacturing Review: 2018, Advanced Manufacturing Series (NIST AMS), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], (Accessed April 16, 2024)
Created January 28, 2019, Updated June 24, 2021