Accession Number : ADA257167


Title :   21ST Century Manufacturing Enterprise Strategy. Volume 1. An Industry-Led View


Corporate Author : AGILE MFG ENTERPRISE FORUM BETHLEHEM PA


Personal Author(s) : Nagel, Roger N


Report Date : Mar 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 61


Abstract : This is Volume 1 of a two-volume report on the global competitive environment U.S. manufacturing will face, and the infrastructure it will require, in order to compete as it moves over the next 15 years into the 21st century. The developments described in the report present a unique opportunity to capitalize on distinctive U.S. strengths; failure to seize this opportunity will put the standard of living of the American people at profound risk. The report presents the thinking of leading representatives of industry, government and academe. It represents over 7500 man-hours of work and incorporates ideas culled form many excellent recent reports on U.S. industry. The distinctive value of this particular document lies in its presentation of a comprehensive picture of a new system of manufacturing-agile manufacturing that has begun to emerge in the industrially advanced nations. Our objective in presenting this picture was to assist in defining a strategy and an action agenda that would enable U.S. industry to make the transition to this new system in timely and competitively effective manner.


Descriptors :   *STRATEGY , *INTERNATIONAL TRADE , COMMERCE , MANUFACTURING


Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Government and Political Science


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE