- National Research Council Reports on Manufacturing
The National Research Council's committee on visionary manufacturing challenges has released a report on trends expected to affect global manufacturing over the next 20 years. The committee's findings include:
- The competitive climate, enhanced by communication and knowledge sharing, will require rapid responses to market forces.
- Sophisticated customers will demand customized products to meet their needs.
- The basis of global competition will be creativity and innovation in all aspects of manufacturing.
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