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The Resource Making value : integrating manufacturing, design, and innovation to thrive in the changing global economy : summary of a workshop, Kate S. Whitefoot and Steve Olson, editors ; National Academy of Engineering of the National Academies

Making value : integrating manufacturing, design, and innovation to thrive in the changing global economy : summary of a workshop, Kate S. Whitefoot and Steve Olson, editors ; National Academy of Engineering of the National Academies

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Making value : integrating manufacturing, design, and innovation to thrive in the changing global economy : summary of a workshop
Title
Making value
Title remainder
integrating manufacturing, design, and innovation to thrive in the changing global economy : summary of a workshop
Statement of responsibility
Kate S. Whitefoot and Steve Olson, editors ; National Academy of Engineering of the National Academies
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Manufacturing is in a period of dramatic transformation. But in the United States, public and political dialogue is simplistically focused almost entirely on the movement of certain manufacturing jobs overseas to low-wage countries. The true picture is much more complicated, and also more positive, than this dialogue implies. After years of despair, many observers of US manufacturing are now more optimistic. A recent uptick in manufacturing employment and output in the United States is one factor they cite, but the main reasons for optimism are much more fundamental. Manufacturing is changing in ways that may favor American ingenuity. Rapidly advancing technologies in areas such as biomanufacturing, robotics, smart sensors, cloud-based computing, and nanotechnology have transformed not only the factory floor but also the way products are invented and designed, putting a premium on continual innovation and highly skilled workers. A shift in manufacturing toward smaller runs and custom-designed products is favoring agile and adaptable workplaces, business models, and employees, all of which have become a specialty in the United States. Future manufacturing will involve a global supply web, but the United States has a potentially great advantage because of our tight connections among innovations, design, and manufacturing and also our ability to integrate products and services. The National Academy of Engineering has been concerned about the issues surrounding manufacturing and is excited by the prospect of dramatic change. On June 11-12, 2012, it hosted a workshop in Washington, DC, to discuss the new world of manufacturing and how to position the United States to thrive in this world. The workshop steering committee focused on two particular goals. First, presenters and participants were to examine not just manufacturing but the broad array of activities that are inherently associated with manufacturing, including innovation and design. Second, the committee wanted to focus not just on making things but on making value, since value is the quality that will underlie high-paying jobs in America's future. Making Value: Integrating Manufacturing, Design, and Innovation to Thrive in the Changing Global Economy summarizes the workshop and the topics discussed by participants."--Publisher's description
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Cataloging source
COO
Dewey number
338.47670973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
  • HD9725
  • HD3661.2
LC item number
.M25 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1956-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Whitefoot, Kate S
  • Olson, Steve
  • National Academy of Engineering
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Manufacturing industries
  • Manufacturing resource planning
  • Flexible manufacturing systems
  • Information technology
  • Economic development
  • Technology
  • Manufacturing industries
  • Value
  • United States
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • Economic development
  • Economic policy
  • Flexible manufacturing systems
  • Information technology
  • Manufacturing industries
  • Manufacturing resource planning
  • Technology
  • Value
  • United States
Label
Making value : integrating manufacturing, design, and innovation to thrive in the changing global economy : summary of a workshop, Kate S. Whitefoot and Steve Olson, editors ; National Academy of Engineering of the National Academies
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
""FrontMatter""; ""Preface""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""Contents""; ""1 Making Value Through Integrated Innovation, Design, Manufacturing, and Service""; ""2 Building the Ecosystem for Making Value""; ""Appendix A: Workshop Agenda""; ""Appendix B: Biographical Information""
Control code
817900651
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 52 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780309264495
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)817900651
Label
Making value : integrating manufacturing, design, and innovation to thrive in the changing global economy : summary of a workshop, Kate S. Whitefoot and Steve Olson, editors ; National Academy of Engineering of the National Academies
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
""FrontMatter""; ""Preface""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""Contents""; ""1 Making Value Through Integrated Innovation, Design, Manufacturing, and Service""; ""2 Building the Ecosystem for Making Value""; ""Appendix A: Workshop Agenda""; ""Appendix B: Biographical Information""
Control code
817900651
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 52 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780309264495
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)817900651

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