The use of robotics will increase productivity and has the potential to bring more manufacturing production work back to developed countries. As productivity increases, labor is likely to receive a significant share of the benefits.
February 19, 2018
Perhaps it’s the natural human aversion to bad news—sometimes known as the “ostrich effect”—but few opinion leaders on U.S. economic policy appear willing to take a cold, hard look at the state of U.S. manufacturing. If they did, they wouldn’t be happy.
December 1, 2017
Join ITIF for two expert panels on the intersection of technology and the future of U.S. manufacturing.
November 14, 2017
Speaking at the 32nd Pacific Economic Community Seminar in Taipei, Taiwan, Stephen Ezell explained why the digitization of manufacturing matters, and what governments’ roles and responsibilities should be to facilitate the transition.
November 1, 2017
Speaking to the Korean Institute for the Promotion of Information and Communications Technologies (IIPT) in Seoul, South Korea, Stephen Ezell explained how digitization is transforming modern manufacturing, and why countries need “Industry 4.0” strategies.
September 13, 2017
The global economy is undergoing a profound transformation as it integrates the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) into modern engineering, production processes, and economic activity. Industry will lead this transformation. But what is the role for public policy?
August 21, 2017
Fact of the Week: Vietnamese Manufacturers That Earn Internationally Recognized Accreditations for Proven Managerial Practices are 69 Percent More Productive
An analysis of Vietnamese manufacturing firms found those that adopted internationally recognized best practices for management were 69 percent more productive than firms without such certifications, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
August 7, 2017
Fact of the Week: Foreign-owned Manufacturing Firms in Spain Were 15 Percent More Productive from 1998 to 2012 than Locally Owned Firms
Foreign-owned Spanish manufacturing firms were 15 percent more productive from 1998 to 2012 than locally-owned firms, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
August 7, 2017
Speaking at the NCSL 2017 Legislative Summit in Boston, Rob Atkinson explained the state role in reviving U.S. manufacturing.
June 22, 2017
Cloud computing represents a key platform technology that is playing an essential and foundational role in enabling the next production revolution. Policymakers should ensure it continues to transform manufacturing and bolster America’s manufacturing competitiveness.
May 23, 2017
The latest entry in the “all industries are the same” chronicles comes from the Congressional Research Service, writes Rob Atkinson in Innovation Files.