Report Shows Technology Will Drive Manufacturing Growth

By December 13, 2012Technology

Is there a special ingredient that keeps manufacturers in the U.S. on top?

There is and it is technology.

A report recently released by McKinsey and Company discusses the opportunities created when new innovations and technologies are both developed and utilized by manufacturers. Successfully leveraging technology is the difference-maker in a manufacturers’ ability to compete globally. But, they need policies in their home countries to support it. The report says countries that “excel in delivering a competitive ecosystem to sustain talent and innovation are more likely to succeed” in growing their manufacturing base.

NAM-member Verizon posted a blog yesterday on the report. They cite the report’s conclusion that not only does technology play a vital role in manufacturing but manufacturers also drive communications and information services company to innovative. It is a synergistic relationship that is bearing fruit now and is continuing to evolve.

A master chef needs all the tools in his kitchen to make a gourmet meal. If one ingredient is missing the dish could be a disaster. The NAM is committed to ensuring the secret sauce for manufacturers – technology and innovation – remains a key ingredient in our growth recipe.

Brian Raymond is director of technology and domestic economic policy at the National Association of Manufacturers

Brian Raymond

Brian Raymond

Director of Innovation Policy at National Association of Manufacturers
Brian Raymond is the Director of Innovation Policy at the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM). He works with NAM members, the Administration and Congress to shape and advance pro-manufacturing positions on technology policy issues ranging from intellectual property protection, privacy issues and cyber/data security to net neutrality and R&D funding.
Brian Raymond

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