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The Manufacturing, Innovation Connection

Posted December 13, 2014 12:00 AM by Engineering360 eNewsletter

A recent study of today's most successful manufacturing facilities provides a new slant on the concept of globalization, dispelling the idea that innovation can happen in one place while manufacturing happens in another. Instead, advanced manufacturing thrives in tightly knit ecosystems, where designers and producers are bound together by specialized manufacturing networks. In this MIT Technology Review article, leading manufacturing experts show through real-world examples why this connection is essential for future success and the price to be paid when it is not cultivated.


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