A National Strategic Plan for Advanced Manufacturing

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Editor Score:
75
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Quality:
75
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Usability:
75
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Reliability:
79
Asset Type
License
Free
Expiration
Monday, January 6, 2014
Geography
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North America Central America South America Oceania Scandinavia Europe Africa Middle East Asia
Publication year
2012
Industry
Manufacturing

The strategy identifies advanced manufacturing as strategically important to the US, finds gaps in the transition of R&D to domestic production, and focuses on the upskilling of workers.

Yegii expert:
Author:
The Interagency working group on Advanced Manufacturing (IAM)
Publisher:
National Science and Technology Council
Time horizon:
2-5 Years
Editor review:
The US strategic plan for advanced manufacturing (2012) is instructive but not terribly innovative. Clearly, the US, in unison with other countries, is not able to fully translate advanced R&D into domestic production in the manufacturing sector. However, there are are also strengths to build on that will come more into play as manufacturing becomes increasingly data intensive. Coordinating public investment at various levels with private opportunity and innovation seems to be a huge task. Interestingly, the strategy shows concern about other countries' national coordination initiatives and tries to rally to action.
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