The 2011 Next Generation Manufacturing Study is now online! Be sure you read about the shifts and trends in the small manufacturing industry.

National Manufacturing Study Reveals New Trends, Steps for Success

The study, conducted by the Manufacturing Performance Institute, finds that this is a critical point in time for U.S. manufacturing, and manufacturers must assess whether they have the workforce, business systems, equipment and strategies in place to successfully compete in the future. While external factors, like the economic downturn present challenges, manufacturers can remain competitive by focusing on six strategies assessed by the NGM Study as a blueprint for success.

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