Reports

 

The following reports are included here for information only. Inclusion of these reports does not imply endorsement or support by the House Manufcturing Caucus.

Note the tabs on the right-side of the page that include

  • an archive of older manufacturing reports previously highlighted on this website
  • links to organizational websites that have a large number of manufacturing related reports

 

Two government agencies that track data related to manufactuirng based on NAICS 31-33.  The Manufacturing sector comprises establishments engaged in the mechanical, physical, or chemical transformation of materials, substances, or components into new products.  Includes durable goods, food, and electronics. 

October 5, 2018 Whitehouse National Science and Technology Council (NSTC )
 
The quadrennial report from the White House National Science Council is based on a vision for American leadership in advanced manufacturing across industrial sectors to ensure national security and economic prosperity.  The strategy defines three goals: 
1) Develop and Transition New Manufacturing Technologies
2) Educate, Train, and Connect the Manufacturing Workforce
3) Expand the Capabilities of the Domestic Manufacturing Supply Chain
Each goal is supported by a number of strategic objectives and specific research and development or program priorities, with each priority including specific actions and/or outcomes to be accomplished over the next four years.
 
June 2018. Through a series of workshops MForesight identified  the challenges and opportunities for U.S. innovation and industrial competitiveness.  The report outlines a range of critical next steps across several categories:
(1) investing in translational research and manufacturing innovation
(2) encouraging pilot production and scale-up for U.S. industry
(3) empowering small and medium-sized manufacturers
(4) growing domestic engineering and technical talent
 
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2017. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: https://doi.org/10.17226/24875.
 
The Manufacturing USA Annual Report for 2017 describes the program’s work in moving discoveries from the Nation’s universities and research laboratories into production in the U.S. It also describes the program’s fourteen institutes successes in developing world-changing manufacturing technology and equipping the U.S. manufacturing workforce with the high-value skills needed to make tomorrow’s products.
 
David M. Hart and Peter L. Singer, May 16, 2018
Reviews the 5 DOE sponsored manufacturing institutes and includes findings and recommendations.  Similar to other recommendations outreach to small and medium size manufacturers and workforce development are identified as important contributions of the DOE institues and the focus in those areas should expand. 
 
Robert E. Scott, Washington, DC: Economic Policy Institute, 2015.
Includes an interactive map of the USA that allows you to zoom in on the manufacturing jobs and types of manufacturing in different congressional districts.  
 
How the U.S. Can Rebuild Its Capacity to Innovate,  Sridhar Kota Justin Talbot-Zorn,Tom Mahoney, Harvard Business Review. October 23, 2018.
Havard identifies four characteristics for our country to improve manufacturing, which are similar to those already mentioned:  1)  Don't fear picking winners.  We need to invest to bring new technology to market.  2) Invest in organizations were technology transfer can thrive--hardware start-ups and scale-ups.  3)  Mind the Mittelstand--small and medium size organizations are keys to success andt they mustn't be left behind.  4) Power to the people--we need a strong, educated workforce to keep manufacturing strong.   
 
October 16, 2017 — Joel S. Yudken, Thomas Croft and Andrew Stettner
The Century Foundation points out that not all manufacturing jobs are created equal and proposes how to raise the value of manufacturing jobs in the country.  This report asserts that revitalizing and restoring manufacturing is key to the recovery of regional, state, and local economies; is essential for rebuilding the American middle-class; and is critical for creating opportunities for minorities and low-income families to increase their social and economic mobility.  The report outlines specific policies focused on state, and local governments to rejuvenate manufacturing local while forming a national strategy.   The recommend localization of industry into regional areas of excellence.  They emphasize the role of small and medium manufacturers. Going a step deeper into workforce development, they advise investment in workers as a more comprehensive strategy.  Manufacturing jobs need to be treated as a career path with professional skills as well as benefits, rather than an hourly wage-based job.  The report highlights federal government programs such as the ManufacturingUSA Intititues, Manufacturing Extension Partnerships (MEP), and apprenticeship programs as a successful means of bridging federal support to local economies.  Finally, the report calls for concerted funding efforts based on creative and secure investment strategies,  termed mobilizing responsible capital.)
 
By Stephen Ezell , April 2018
- Reviews manufacturing strategies of Argentina, Australia, Austria, Canada, China, Germany, Japan, Korea, the United Kingdom, and the United States
- Gives some examples of smart manufacturing 
- Investments and strategies that manufacturing industry sectors are using
- Some discussion of standards development