A new report from NERA Economic Consulting on behalf of the Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation (MAPI) finds that U.S. manufacturers are significantly impacted by the escalation in the volume and cost of compliance with federal regulations.
Cutting-edge as it seems, the increasing sophistication and growing use of robotics is a story with an old theme. How will these evolving machines impact humans? Are they slowly replacing us in certain areas of manufacturing and in other sectors? The advance of non-human workers to startlingly
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“Disruptive” by definition means to interrupt the norm. To ensure the future of manufacturing we must disrupt it. Thankfully, the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) strongly agrees. Last month, PCAST published a Report to the President on Capturing Domestic Competitive Advantage in Advanced Manufacturing. The report presents 16 specific recommendations to “set the stage for advanced manufacturing to thrive in the United States.”
Like the Games of the 30th Olympiad, U.S. manufacturing has finally taken the podium. It’s a hot topic, hot button issue. It has reached the highest levels of political discourse and you can bet it will be front and center in the presidential debates.
With all of the challenges of modern economics, the research program that seeks to understand the relationship between shifts in population parameters, such as age distribution, and long-term economic growth is persistently generating valuable insights on the evolution of modern economies and soc
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.