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Smart manufacturing technologies - from advanced sensors to new computing capabilities - have the potential to greatly improve the productivity, energy efficiency, and sustainability of the U.S. manufacturing sector. Successfully implementing these technologies is essential for ensuring U.S. competitiveness and providing new job opportunities for the U.S. workforce.

Options for a National Plan for Smart Manufacturing explores promising technologies transforming the manufacturing sector and identifies the research and resources needed to accelerate smart manufacturing adoption industry wide. This report also identifies critical needs for education and workforce development for smart manufacturing and makes actionable recommendations to support and train the next-generation manufacturing workforce.



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National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2024. Options for a National Plan for Smart Manufacturing. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.

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156 pages |  7 x 10 | 

  • Paperback:  978-0-309-71084-8
  • Ebook:  978-0-309-71087-9


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