The health of U.S. manufacturing cannot be taken for granted, especially in the face of ever-more-intense international competition and the rapid pace of technological change.
September 13, 2017
The global economy is undergoing a profound transformation as it integrates the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) into modern engineering, production processes, and economic activity. Industry will lead this transformation. But what is the role for public policy?
August 21, 2017
Fact of the Week: Vietnamese Manufacturers That Earn Internationally Recognized Accreditations for Proven Managerial Practices are 69 Percent More Productive
An analysis of Vietnamese manufacturing firms found those that adopted internationally recognized best practices for management were 69 percent more productive than firms without such certifications, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
August 7, 2017
Fact of the Week: Foreign-owned Manufacturing Firms in Spain Were 15 Percent More Productive from 1998 to 2012 than Locally Owned Firms
Foreign-owned Spanish manufacturing firms were 15 percent more productive from 1998 to 2012 than locally-owned firms, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
August 7, 2017
Speaking at the NCSL 2017 Legislative Summit in Boston, Rob Atkinson explained the state role in reviving U.S. manufacturing.
June 22, 2017
Cloud computing represents a key platform technology that is playing an essential and foundational role in enabling the next production revolution. Policymakers should ensure it continues to transform manufacturing and bolster America’s manufacturing competitiveness.
May 23, 2017
The latest entry in the “all industries are the same” chronicles comes from the Congressional Research Service, writes Rob Atkinson in Innovation Files.
April 19, 2017
Fact of the Week: In the U.S. Automobile Supply Chain, the Share of Suppliers Contributing to Final Part Designs Rose From 48 Percent in 1989 to 70 Percent in 2011
The U.S. automobile supply chain has become more collaborative, with part suppliers being more involved in final part designs, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
March 30, 2017
Fact of the Week: Innovative Filipino Manufacturing Firms Earn 20 Percent More Profit and Experience 24 Percent Greater Labor Productivity Than Their Less Innovative Domestic Competitors
Innovative manufacturing Filipino firms are more productive and profitable than their less innovative domestic counterparts, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
March 6, 2017
Among the most controversial uses that President Donald Trump has found for the bully pulpit, at least in the eyes of free-market advocates and believers in Washington’s pro-trade consensus, has been to hector individual companies into keeping jobs in the United States, writes Rob Atkinson in National Review.
February 22, 2017
It’s time to change the narrative that U.S. manufacturing jobs are being lost to robots in a rapid shift to high-tech “factories of the future” that pushes U.S. manufacturing output to an all-time high, write Adams Nager and Rob Atkinson in IndustryWeek.