“Manufacturing has been the backbone of our nation’s economy for more than a century and we’re not going to get out of this economic crisis without a strong, innovative manufacturing sector,” says Mark C. Tomlinson, SME’s executive director and general manager. “That’s why SME and NIST/MEP have put together a ‘toolkit’ of ideas to help manufacturers innovate, compete and succeed.”
The Competitive Manufacturing Toolkit offers a variety of solutions. The tools range from how to create a culture of innovation, to discovering how sustainable processes add to the bottom line, to ensuring there is a skilled workforce to handle the jobs of the 21st century.
Some of the tools available to manufacturers include:
To learn more about the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), visit www.sme.org.