Manufacturing Industry, Industry Study, Spring 2009
Group study project
INDUSTRIAL COLL OF THE ARMED FORCES WASHINGTON DC
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The U.S. Manufacturing Industry is at a dangerous inflection point. The dominant global manufacturing leader since the 1940s, the U.S. now finds its leadership position threatened by global competition and adverse domestic behavior. The 2009 Manufacturing Industry Study Group at the Industrial College of the Armed Forces analyzed the U.S. Manufacturing Industry in a global context to determine if the U.S. can maintain competitive pre-eminence, create high value-added manufacturing jobs and lead innovation in manufacturing at the level and pace necessary to satisfy the needs of both its defense industrial base and the countrys broader, strategic goals and vital interests. Analysis indicates trends in the global manufacturing ecosystem are leading U.S. Manufacturing toward the wrong side of that inflection point. This report recommends the U.S. correct this divergence by adopting more supportive manufacturing policies reflective of both current global competition and U.S. needs. It further recommends these policies be based on a comprehensive national economic strategy which incentivizes better collaboration between government, industry and academia.
- Economics and Cost Analysis
- Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems