Manufacturers can help policymakers better understand their needs: first, by helping lawmakers gain a true appreciation for manufacturing's importance to economic growth; and second, by alerting them to the very real challenges that American manufacturers face, many of which stem from negligence on the part of policymakers. To this end, MAPI has done the research for NAM's 9th edition of The Facts About Modern Manufacturing, a snapshot of how American manufacturing is faring in this evolving global marketplace.
Global Economy, Competitiveness, Government Policy, Operations, Supply Chain
With its Plan Nord, the Quebec government has committed to generating CAD 80 billion in investment over 25 years in the north of the province, including several billion public dollars to build core infrastructure and improve local socioeconomic conditions. The area’s resources include 75,000 square miles of commercial forest; vast hydroelectric, wind, and solar power potential; unspoiled landscapes and wildlife to sustain tourism; and important mineral resources—including rare earth elements.
Operations, Information Technology, IT Policies, Mobile Device Management
More than 60 million tablet computers were purchased in 2011, with Apple's iPad dominating the category. Well over three-quarters of businesses in the market for tablets plan to buy iPads, leaving little room for competitors such as Samsung, Amazon, HP, Dell, and RIM. While this is great news for Apple (and its investors), the real question is: what are businesses doing with all these tablets?