21st century manufacturing : the role of the Manufacturing Extension Partnership Program /

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Imprint:Washington, District of Columbia : The National Academies Press, [2013]
©2013
Description:1 online resource (490 pages) : illustrations
Language:English
Subject:Manufacturing industries -- United States.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Industries -- General.
Manufacturing industries.
United States.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11210221
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Other authors / contributors:Shapira, Philip P., contributor.
Wessner, Charles W., editor.
National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on 21st Century Manufacturing, issuing body.
National Research Council (U.S.). Board on Science, Technology, and Economic Policy, issuing body.
ISBN:9780309291187
0309291186
9780309291170
0309291178
Notes:Includes bibliographical references.
Online resource; title from PDF title page (ebrary, viewed May 1, 2014).
Summary:Annotation The Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) - a program of the U.S. Department of Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology - has sought for more than two decades to strengthen American manufacturing. It is a national network of affiliated manufacturing extension centers and field offices located throughout all fifty states and Puerto Rico. Funding for MEP Centers comes from a combination of federal, state, local and private resources. Centers work directly with manufacturing firms in their state or sub-state region. MEP Centers provide expertise, services and assistance directed toward improving growth, supply chain positioning, leveraging emerging technologies, improving manufacturing processes, work force training, and the application and implementation of information in client companies through direct assistance provided by Center staff and from partner organizations and third party consultants."21st Century Manufacturing" seeks to generate a better understanding of the operation, achievements, and challenges of the MEP program in its mission to support, strengthen, and grow U.S. manufacturing. This report identifies and reviews similar national programs from abroad in order to draw on foreign practices, funding levels, and accomplishments as a point of reference and discusses current needs and initiatives in light of the global focus on advanced manufacturing,
Other form:Print version: 21st century manufacturing. Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, [2013] 0309291178