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NIST MEP launches manufacturing website.

Press Release Summary:

Oct 25, 2013 - Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnerhip at NIST offers website where users can find collection of reports and studies on manufacturing policy and practice. Site is intended to serve as resource for manufacturing community and to fuel discussion and debate about future of manufacturing in the U.S. Some topic areas include: Innovation, R&D, and IP; Global Competitiveness; Federal/Industrial Collaboration; Education and Workforce; Best Practices; Productivity; Sustainability; and Supply Chain.

National Institute of Standards & Technology - Gaithersburg, MD

Original Press Release

NIST MEP Sets Up One-Stop Shop for Manufacturing-Related Research and Reports

Press release date: Oct 22, 2013

The Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST MEP) has a new website where users can find a collection of reports and studies on manufacturing policy and practice.

The site is intended to serve as a resource for the manufacturing community and to fuel vibrant discussion and debate about the future of manufacturing in the United States. The posting of these works does not necessarily imply that NIST MEP endorses the views they express.

“Manufacturing has been, is, and will be essential to our nation's competitiveness, in part because the sector drives and adapts to change in technology, trade and the workforce,” said NIST MEP’s Gary Yakimov. “A lot of organizations are putting out research relevant to manufacturers. We wanted to make it easy for the community to find by gathering it all in one place.”

The new website offers reports and research organized by topic area, including:
Current State of Manufacturing
Innovation, R&D, and IP
Capital & Cost
Global Competitiveness
Federal/Industrial Collaboration
Education & Workforce
Regulatory & Policy Recommendations
Best Practices
Productivity
Sustainability
Supply Chain

According to Yakimov, although the site is not comprehensive, suggestions for worthy reports that may have been overlooked may be sent as a link or an attachment along with a brief description to gyakimov@nist.gov. If the suggested work is appropriate, NIST MEP will include it on the website at www.nist.gov/mep/mepreports.cfm.

Media Contact: Jennifer Huergo, jennifer.huergo@nist.gov, 301-975-6343