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NEW DIRECTIONS IN MANUFACTURING

Report of a Workshop

Committee on New Directions in Manufacturing

Board on Manufacturing and Engineering Design

Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences

NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES

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COMMITTEE ON NEW DIRECTIONS IN MANUFACTURING

ROBERT J. HERMANN,

Global Technology Partners, LLC, Hartford, Connecticut,

Chair

WILLIAM BAESLACK,

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York

EDWARD C. DOWLING,

Cleveland Cliffs, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio

THOMAS W. EAGAR,

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge

JOSEPH A. HEIM,

Genie Industries, Redmond, Washington

KARL KEMPF,

Intel Corporation, Chandler, Arizona

MAX LAGALLY,

University of Wisconsin–Madison

JAMES MATTICE,

Universal Technologies Corporation, Dayton, Ohio

ANTHONY C. MULLIGAN,

Advanced Ceramics Research, Inc., Tucson, Arizona

JACK SOLOMON,

Praxair, Inc., Danbury, Connecticut

JOEL YUDKEN,

AFL-CIO, Washington, D.C.

Staff

TONI MARECHAUX, Staff Director

BONNIE SCARBOROUGH, Staff Officer

EMILY ANN MEYER, Research Associate

LAURA TOTH, Senior Project Assistant

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BOARD ON MANUFACTURING AND ENGINEERING DESIGN

PAMELA A. DREW,

The Boeing Company, Seattle, Washington,

Chair

CAROL ADKINS,

Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, New Mexico

GREGORY AUNER,

Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan

THOMAS W. EAGAR,

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge

ROBERT FONTANA, JR.,

Hitachi Global Storage Technologies, Alameda, California

PAUL B. GERMERAAD,

Intellectual Assets, Inc., Saratoga, California

ROBERT HATHAWAY,

Oshkosh Truck Corporation, Oshkosh, Wisconsin

RICHARD L. KEGG,

Milacron, Inc. (retired), Cincinnati, Ohio

PRADEEP KHOSLA,

Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

JAY LEE,

University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

DIANA L. LONG,

Robert C. Byrd Institute for Flexible Manufacturing, South Charleston, West Virginia

JAMES MATTICE,

Universal Technology Corporation, Dayton, Ohio

MANISH MEHTA,

National Center for Manufacturing Sciences, Ann Arbor, Michigan

ANGELO M. NINIVAGGI, JR.,

Plexus, Nampa, Idaho

JAMES. B. O’DWYER,

PPG Industries, Allison Park, Pennsylvania

HERSCHEL REESE,

Dow Corning Corporation, Midland, Michigan

H.M. REININGA,

Rockwell Collins, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

LAWRENCE RHOADES,

Extrude Hone, Irwin, Pennsylvania

JAMES B. RICE, JR.,

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge

ALFONSO VELOSA III,

Gartner, Inc., Portland, Oregon

JACK WHITE,

Altarum, Ann Arbor, Michigan

JOEL YUDKEN,

AFL-CIO, Washington, D.C.

Staff

TONI MARECHAUX, Director

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Preface

Since the Industrial Revolution, when we exchanged handmade manufactured goods for machine-made, the changing nature of manufacturing has been apparent, and its evolution continues today. Such new developments as micro- and nanomanufacturing, computer-aided manufacturing, and innovative supply chain management are only a few of the current advances in a long history of manufacturing innovations.

To highlight synergies, emphasize partnerships, facilitate discussion, and raise awareness of the far-reaching impacts that these changes in manufacturing will have on other spheres, the Board on Manufacturing and Engineering Design (BMED) of the National Research Council (NRC) established the Committee on New Directions in Manufacturing to organize a workshop and prepare a report of the results. The committee was asked to design a workshop program that would address issues central to the evolving world of manufacturing, such as robust manufacturing; micro- and nanomanufacturing; workforce and education; lean manufacturing; contract manufacturing; surge manufacturing; new strategies for product design and realization; globalization; and regulatory considerations.

“New Directions in Manufacturing,” a workshop held March 27 and 28, 2003, at the National Academies headquarters in Washington, D.C., brought together government policy makers, visionary leaders in the manufacturing industry, members of the manufacturing research community, developers of manufacturing systems, manufacturing workforce representatives and advocates, and end users of manufactured products to give presentations and participate in discussions on the current state of the manufacturing enterprise in the United States and the challenges to be faced in the coming years.

To focus discussion, sessions were convened that addressed the following major drivers for manufacturing: the human element, globalization, challenges and opportunities arising from new technologies, energy and the environment, and national security. Each session consisted of brief presentations by invited speakers, followed by extended panel discussions. The workshop began with a session on the importance of manufacturing and its economic value and ended with a session highlighting the dilemmas faced by manufacturers today.

Part I of this report summarizes the workshop discussion and draws on some of the material in the written presentations to develop a basis for the committee’s deliberations. Parts II through VII contain the individual papers authored by those making presentations. Biographies of the committee members and the workshop agenda are given in the appendixes. While the committee is responsible for the overall quality and accuracy of the report as a record of what transpired at the workshop, the views contained in Part I of the workshop report are not necessarily those of the committee.

This report has been reviewed in draft form by individuals chosen for their diverse perspectives and technical expertise, in accordance with procedures approved by the National Research Council’s Report Review Committee. The purpose of this independent review is to provide candid and critical comments that will assist the institution in making its published report as sound as possible and to ensure that the report meets institutional standards for objectivity,

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evidence, and responsiveness to the study charge. The contents of the review comments and the draft manuscript remain confidential to protect the integrity of the deliberative process. The committee wishes to thank the following individuals for their participation in the review of this report: Thomas C. Mahoney, West Virginia-Manufacturing Extension Partnership; Rito A. Martinez, Intel Workforce Development; Deborah Seifert Nightingale, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; and Philip P. Shapira, Georgia Institute of Technology.

Although the reviewers listed above have provided many constructive comments and suggestions, they were not asked to endorse the report, nor did they see the final draft of the report before its release. The review of this report was overseen by R. Stephen Berry, University of Chicago. Appointed by the NRC, he was responsible for making certain that an independent examination of this report was carried out in accordance with institutional procedures and that all review comments were carefully considered. Responsibility for the final content of this report rests entirely with the authoring committee and the institution.

The committee also thanks the speakers, session chairs, panelists, and others who helped to make the workshop a success, and it acknowledges the work of the NRC staff, including Emily Ann Meyer, Teri Thorowgood, Laura Tóth, and Toni Maréchaux. Workshop participants made uniformly positive comments on the selection of topics and the quality of the talks and discussion sessions. They were particularly pleased that the NRC brought together the diverse segments of the manufacturing community in a single, unifying event.

Robert J. Hermann, Chair

Committee on New Directions in Manufacturing

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Contents

Executive Summary

 

1

Part I  Summary of the Workshop Sessions

 

5

1

 

Manufacturing in the United States

 

6

2

 

Challenges Facing U.S. Manufacturing Today

 

11

3

 

New Directions

 

21

Part II   Presented Papers: Manufacturing in the U.S. Economy

 

23

4

 

Keynote Address: The Administration’s Manufacturing Policy

 

24

5

 

U.S. Manufacturing at the Crossroads

 

28

6

 

Innovation and U.S. Manufacturing

 

34

Part III   Presented Papers: View from Three Manufacturing Sectors

 

39

7

 

Trends in Rural Manufacturing

 

40

8

 

Issues for Small Manufacturing Enterprises

 

46

9

 

Drivers and Challenges for U.S. Aerospace Manufacturing

 

49

Part IV   Presented Papers: Manufacturing Globalization

 

55

10

 

Manufacturing Globalization: Is the Glass Half Full or Half Empty?

 

56

11

 

Manufacturing Globalization at United Technologies Corporation

 

61

12

 

Insights on Outsourcing

 

65

Part V   Presented Papers: The Human Element in Manufacturing

 

73

13

 

Keeping America Competitive

 

74

14

 

Economic Challenges to American Manufacturing

 

82

15

 

The Crisis in U.S. Manufacturing: A Union View

 

88

16

 

The Human Component in Manufacturing

 

91

Part VI   Presented Papers: The Way Forward

 

95

17

 

Standards and Infrastructure

 

96

18

 

Collaborating to Meet Manufacturing Challenges

 

100

19

 

Manufacturing, Energy, and the Future of New Technology

 

105

20

 

Army Manufacturing Technology Program Responds to 21st Century Challenges

 

108

21

 

Turning New Technologies into Products at Sandia National Laboratories

 

112

Part VII   Presented Papers: New Manufacturing Paradigm

 

115

22

 

Manufacturing in a Digital Era

 

116

23

 

Manufacturing Knowledge and the Arrow of Time

 

130

Appendixes

 

135

Appendix A

 

Biographical Sketches of Committee Members

 

137

Appendix B

 

Workshop Agenda

 

141

Appendix C

 

Acronyms and Abbreviations

 

144

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Figures and Tables

FIGURES

7-1

 

Local and regional economic dependence on manufacturing, 2000,

 

41

7-2

 

Decline in U.S. manufacturing employment in rural and metropolitan areas between September 2000 and December 2002,

 

42

7-3

 

Survey responses indicating concerns for small manufacturers, 2001 and 2003,

 

45

9-1

 

Aerospace manufacturing industry employment in the United States, 1988 to 2002,

 

50

9-2

 

Total imports and exports of the U.S. aerospace industry, 1984 to 2002,

 

51

9-3

 

Funding for manufacturing industry research and development in the United States, 1985 to 1999,

 

53

11-1

 

Average annual percentage growth in manufacturing for five countries in the periods 1980 to 1990 and 1990 to 2000,

 

62

11-2

 

Millions of square feet of manufacturing area in the United States and abroad,

 

63

11-3

 

Manufacturing direct labor cost (in billions of U.S. dollars) in different parts of the world identified as having a large market, low labor cost, or both,

 

63

12-1

 

The global market for electronic manufacturing services,

 

66

12-2

 

The outsourcing cycle,

 

68

13-1

 

Manufacturing’s contribution to the U.S. gross domestic product in 2000,

 

78

14-1

 

Number of production workers employed by the U.S. manufacturing sector, 1947 to 2002,

 

83

14-2

 

Manufacturing productivity and real-wage indices, 1949 to 2000,

 

84

14-3

 

Change in employment of production workers across difference industrial sectors, 1989 to 2000,

 

85

14-4

 

U.S. manufacturing capacity utilization, January 1986 to May 2002,

 

86

21-1

 

Three different business models at Sandia National Laboratories,

 

113

23-1

 

Illustration of real and virtual manufacturing transformations,

 

131

23-2

 

Information management issues related to creating an integrated architecture for improving manufacturing performance,

 

133

TABLES

6-1

 

Percent Average Annual Productivity Gains in the United States,

 

34

12-1

 

Common Outsourcing Mistakes and Their Potential Impact,

 

67

12-2

 

Key Drivers and Obstacles to Outsourcing of Aerospace/Defense Electronics,

 

69

12-3

 

EMS Companies Reporting Significant Defense/Aerospace Business,

 

71

13-1

 

Student Respondents’ Perceptions of Manufacturing Careers Versus Their Aspirations,

 

76

20-1

 

Proposed Manufacturing Descriptors to Be Added to Technology Readiness Levels,

 

109

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The processes and techniques of manufacturing have changed substantially over the decades and that evolution continues today. In order to examine the potential impacts of these changes, the Department of Commerce asked the NRC to design a workshop to focus on issues central to the changing nature of manufacturing. The workshop brought together a number of experts to present papers about and to discuss the current state of manufacturing in the United States and the challenges it faces. This report presents the results of that workshop. Key challenges that emerged from the workshop and that are discussed include understanding manufacturing trends; manufacturing globalization; information technology opportunities; maintaining innovation; strengthening small and medium-sized enterprises; workforce education; and rising infrastructure costs.

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