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Competitive Edge: Research Priorities for U.S. Manufacturing National Research Committee on Analysis of Research Directions and Needs in U S Manufacturing Commis

Competitive Edge: Research Priorities for U.S. Manufacturing

National Research Committee on Analysis of Research Directions and Needs in U S Manufacturing Commis

Published March 21st 2009
ISBN : 9781280196188
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184 pages
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To maintain competitiveness in the emerging global economy, U.S. manufacturing must rise to new standards of product quality, responsiveness to customers, and process flexibility. This volume presents a concise and well-organized analysis of newMoreTo maintain competitiveness in the emerging global economy, U.S. manufacturing must rise to new standards of product quality, responsiveness to customers, and process flexibility. This volume presents a concise and well-organized analysis of new research directions to achieve these goals.Five critical areas receive in-depth analysis of present practices, needed improvement, and research priorities:Advanced engineered materials that offer the prospect of better life-cycle performance and other gains. Equipment reliability and maintenance practices for better returns on capital investment. Rapid product realization techniques to speed delivery to the marketplace. Intelligent manufacturing control for improved reliability and greater precision. Building a workforce with the multidisciplinary skills needed for competitiveness.This sound and accessible analysis will be useful to manufacturing engineers and researchers, business executives, and economic and policy analysts.