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The Manufacturing Institute

Competing for Talent: Recasting Perceptions of Manufacturing

Even as domestic manufacturing is viewed as increasingly important to the economy, public perceptions of manufacturing are not in line with the current reality. For instance, many Americans are not...

Center for Manufacturing Research

The Manufacturing Experience: Compensation And Labor Market Competitiveness

The manufacturing sector has continued to reflect relative strength. Research shows that nearly 89% of respondents felt positive about growth at their companies and manufacturing production has...

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Reshoring Decisions for Adjusting Supply Chains in a Changing World: A Case Study from the Apparel Industry

Global conditions for manufacturing are evolving rapidly and the myopic financial factors that once made overseas locations attractive for offshoring are now in favor of revising it.

Schneider Electric

How Digital Transformation Impacts an OEM's Post-Sales Business

This paper examines the many considerations for how machine builders can benefit from IoT-based digital services and tools, including digitization benefits, a deep dive into digital service benefits,...


Leveraging Commercial Space Capabilities for U.S. National Security

The National Security Space Association (NSSA) has published a whitepaper for governmental purposes in decision-making on effective use of the United States' commercial space capabilities for national...


Global Employee Experience Pulse Check

The first global survey of over 7,000 employees across seven major economies reveals unsettling levels of dissatisfaction with everything from levels of pay, to the digital workplace, to that sense...


The Deskless Report

Nudge surveyed 865 deskless workers and 300 leaders to answer a question: “What’s the state of the deskless workforce?” In exploring the viewpoints of both workers and leaders, this report...


Realizing Value by Applying Analytics to Warehouse Management Systems Execution and Omni-Channel Fulfillment

Realizing value is essential and can be done by applying analytics to warehouse management systems execution and omni-channel fulfillment.


The Next-Gen IMT Apprenticeship: A Return on Investment Study

This study measures the business impact of the Industrial Manufacturing Technician Registered Apprenticeship program on six apprenticeship sponsors.


Trends 2021: Outsourcing Decisions & Customer Services Investments in Light of Changes from 2020

As a result of the disruption caused by COVID-19 in 2020, four trends came to the fore: work from home, customer behavior, digital transformation and investing in automation. These four shifts show...