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Guide for Environmentally Sustainable Investment Analysis Based on ASTM E3200

March 15, 2021
Author(s)
Douglas Thomas, Anand M. Kandaswamy, David Butry
This guide presents techniques for evaluating manufacturing investments from the perspective of environmentally sustainable manufacturing by pairing economic methods of investment analysis with environmental aspect of manufacturing, including manufacturing

Measuring Manufacturing’s Significance in the USA

December 16, 2020
Author(s)
Katherine C. Morris, Douglas S. Thomas
Economic value added is a primary metric for measuring manufacturing activity; however, this metric and others exclude approximately half of the economic activity necessary for producing manufactured goods. With the recent disruption in the supply of goods

Annual Report on U.S. Manufacturing Industry Statistics: 2020

October 27, 2020
Author(s)
Douglas Thomas
This report provides a statistical review of the U.S. manufacturing industry. There are three aspects of U.S. manufacturing that are considered: (1) how the U.S. industry compares to other countries, (2) the trends in the domestic industry, and (3) the

Annual Manufacturing Review: 2019

October 31, 2019
Author(s)
Douglas Thomas
This report provides an overview of the US manufacturing industry. There are three aspects of US manufacturing that are considered: (1) how the US industry compares to other countries, (2) the trends in the domestic industry, and (3) the industry trends

The Manufacturing Cost Guide: A Primer Beta Version 0.1

July 9, 2019
Author(s)
Douglas Thomas
This primer provides an overview in using the Manufacturing Cost Guide. It walks through the software tool and provides documentation on how the estimates are calculated in the tool. This tool estimates the costs in US manufacturing, which can be used to

Annual Manufacturing Review: 2018

January 28, 2019
Author(s)
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

Advanced Maintenance in Manufacturing: Costs and Benefits

September 23, 2018
Author(s)
Douglas Thomas
The costs of maintenance and the potential effect on maintenance costs from adopting predictive maintenance techniques is not well documented at the national level. A number of data items need to be collected to estimate the costs and losses associated

The Costs and Benefits of Advanced Maintenance in Manufacturing

April 25, 2018
Author(s)
Douglas Thomas
The manufacturing atmosphere is continually changing with new technologies and standards being swiftly developed. Firms create competitive advantages using their knowledge, skills, supply chains, and processes to create superior products at lower prices

An Examination of National Supply-Chain Flow Time

December 4, 2017
Author(s)
Douglas Thomas, Anand M. Kandaswamy
The US and other national governments invest in research and development to spur competitiveness in their domestic manufacturing industries. However, there are limited studies on identifying the research efforts that will have the largest possible return

Annual Manufacturing Review: 2017

November 29, 2017
Author(s)
Douglas Thomas
The purpose of this report is to characterize US innovation and industrial competitiveness in manufacturing. It includes tracking domestic manufacturing activity and its supply chain in order to develop a quantitative depiction of U.S. manufacturing in the

The Costs and Losses of Wildfires

November 2, 2017
Author(s)
Douglas S. Thomas, David T. Butry, Stanley W. Gilbert, David H. Webb, Juan F. Fung
This report enumerates all possible costs of wildfire management and wildfire-related losses. It, further, compiles estimates or proposes methods for estimating the costs and losses identified. These estimates can be used for C+NVC modeling, and can also

Under-Reporting of Wildland Fires in NFIRS: California

September 8, 2017
Author(s)
David T. Butry, Douglas S. Thomas
The absence of a comprehensive database on fire occurrence along with the possibility of inaccurate data entry in current datasets means that some proportion of wildfires is not reported and the damage they cause is to some extent unknown. Without this