Monday Jul 11, 2011

Considering Manufacturing's Link to Innovation and the Global Economy

As US President Obama Launches the Advanced Manufacturing Partnership (AMP), we thought we’d take a moment to consider the impact of manufacturing on a nation and the global network of product designers, suppliers, producers, marketers, and customers. An interesting article called "Why Manufacturing Matters" by Suzanne Berger gives a compelling perspective on manufacturing’s link to innovation and economic advancement. From large outsourced corporations to small in-house manufacturers, innovation in how you bring a product to market is the key to success, can happen at any point in the value chain, and has ripple effects at home and worldwide. You’ll probably even recognize many of the case studies in the article as Oracle Agile PLM customers.

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