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More evidence that technology and increased worker productivity, not trade, were behind US factory job losses - AEI
This paper challenges two widely held views: first that trade performance has been the primary reason for the declining share of manufacturing employment in the United States and other industrial economies, and second that recent productivity growth in manufacturing has actually been quite rapid but is not accurately measured.
u.s.-manufacturing  STUDIES  economic-analysis  Around-the-web  productivity  advanced-manufacturing  industry4.0  this-week-409  industry-organizations 
december 2017 by areadevelopment
Trade vs. Productivity: What Caused U.S. Manufacturing's Decline and How to Revive It - ITIF
Automation was not the primary culprit behind manufacturing job losses, and now too little automation is depressing U.S. output and leading to stagnation in U.S. manufacturing.
automation  manufacturing-automation  u.s.-manufacturing  industry4.0  economic-analysis  productivity  this-week-377  Around-the-web  economic-indicator-reports-analysis 
february 2017 by areadevelopment
How to Bring Back Manufacturing Jobs - strategy+business
If U.S. manufacturers were willing and able to fill the positions they have open, we’d be bringing manufacturing jobs back in a big way.

So why isn’t it happening?
u.s.-manufacturing  Around-the-web  this-week-363-top  backshoring  automation  advanced-manufacturing  productivity  economic-indicator-reports-analysis  skills-gap 
september 2016 by areadevelopment
Look to advanced industries to help drive productivity gains - Brookings Institution
The nation’s persistently weak productivity growth continues to cast a pall. Without faster gains neither the middle class nor the less well-off will see an increase in standard of living or sufficient income growth. And yet, little consensus exists on what to do about the problem, or whether much can be done. 
advanced-industries  advanced-manufacturing  economic-indicator-reports  productivity  Around-the-web  this-week-358 
july 2016 by areadevelopment
Automation Investment in U.S. Manufacturing: An Empirical Picture - MAPI
Amid all of the recent public dialogue about new manufacturing technologies and manufacturing automation investment in particular, there are little or no data offering a coherent picture of the automation investment dynamic. In this second of three MAPI Foundation papers on manufacturing productivity performance, I seek to remedy the data deficit by presenting the results of a national survey of U.S. manufacturers on their automation activity. I offer revealing stratifications of the results by company size and industry.
manufacturing-automation  productivity  Around-the-web  STUDIES  this-week-355 
june 2016 by areadevelopment
New Study Examines Productivity Dynamics and Drivers in U.S. Manufacturing - MAPI
Productivity Dynamics in U.S. Manufacturing, analyzes productivity growth in a range of manufacturing subsectors over the past 25 years and provides compelling statistical evidence on the importance that capital investment and educated labor have on productivity performance.
u.s.-manufacturing  workforce-development  capital-access  productivity  Around-the-web  this-week-346 
march 2016 by areadevelopment
Will Advances in Technology Create a Jobless Future? - MIT Technology Review
We’re in the midst of a jobs crisis, and rapid advances in AI and other technologies may be one culprit. How can we get better at sharing the wealth that technology creates?
robotics-manufacturing  advanced-manufacturing  jobs  productivity  this-week-310  Around-the-web 
june 2015 by areadevelopment
Manufacturing’s next act - McKinsey & Company
Industry 4.0 is more than just a flashy catchphrase. A confluence of trends and technologies promises to reshape the way things are made.
productivity  advanced-manufacturing  this-week-310  Around-the-web 
june 2015 by areadevelopment
U.S. R&D: A troubled enterprise - Brookings Institution
Worries about anemic U.S. productivity growth are generating new worries about U.S. research and development growth. There’s not enough of either, say myriad economists, researchers, and business people; the slump in R&D may be contributing to the lag in productivity, some say.
research&development  research-commercialization  productivity  this-week-307  Around-the-web 
may 2015 by areadevelopment
Robots are taking on more responsibility. What does this mean for manufacturing jobs? - PwC Industrial Insights Blog
Does it follow that productivity and the ability to compete mean a diminished need for human workers? At a time when many economies are still wrestling with high jobless rates, fears and concerns surrounding robots as job-killers persist. This notion of machines displacing humans is, of course, a perennial one.

The verdict may still be out. Interestingly, 77% of manufacturers said they believed robotics will create new job opportunities (e.g., to engineer robots and their operating systems) while 73% said that robots will replace workers and reduce overall workforce.
u.s.-manufacturing  executive-surveys  productivity  robotics-manufacturing  advanced-manufacturing  competitiveness  this-week-305  Around-the-web 
may 2015 by areadevelopment
How the Modern Office Shapes American Life - Rebecca J. Rosen - The Atlantic Cities
Each year, the average American spends nearly 2,000 hours working. For many, that time passes inside the three little walls of a modern cubicle.

Writer Nikil Saval explores these odd spaces—how they came to be, how they make us feel—in his new book Cubed: A Secret History of the Workplace.
office-design  labor  productivity  this-week-258  around-the-web 
april 2014 by areadevelopment
Five Essential Elements of the Digital Workplace - strategy+business
Workplace tools have a strong influence on employees’ motivation, performance, and productivity.
ICT  workplace-design  workforce-mobility  productivity  around-the-web 
january 2014 by areadevelopment
Enrich office space and see productivity rise - HC Online
Employees who have control over the design and organisation of their personal workspace are happier, healthier and up to 32%* more productive.
productivity  workplace-design  workplace-trends  office-design  this-week-244  around-the-web 
january 2014 by areadevelopment
Productivity in the Modern Office: A Matter of Impact - Knowledge@Wharton
At its most basic, employee productivity is simply a measure of how efficiently he or she works: For each hour spent on the job, how much does the person produce? That may be easy to calculate for assembly line workers in traditional manufacturing jobs once at the core of the economy. But it's far from the case for the service jobs and knowledge work that dominate today's economy.
labor  around-the-web  office-design  telecommuting  this-week-214  productivity  humanresources 
may 2013 by areadevelopment
The next productivity revolution: the ‘Industrial internet’ - vox
Today’s technological innovation is regarded by many as all about social media and entertainment, with no impact on economic growth. This column argues that such scepticism is premature. A closer look at selected industries suggests that the ‘industrial internet‘ – a network that binds together intelligent machines, software analytics and people – through accelerated adoption of sensors and software analytics, will have a powerful impact on productivity and growth.
around-the-web  This-Week-194  infrastructure  ICT  productivity  high-tech  electronics-industry  innovation 
december 2012 by areadevelopment
Some state workers adopting new way of working - thetimesherald.com
Departments such as the Michigan State Police, Department of Human Services and the Department of Management & Budget have been testing ways over the past several months to increase worker productivity and reduce overhead costs.
around-the-web  This-Week-193  workforce-development  productivity 
december 2012 by areadevelopment
The Myth of American Productivity - The Washington Monthly
Politicians say we have the most productive workers in the world. They don't know what they're talking about.
supply-chain  productivity  twitterfeed  around-the-web  this-week-153  agriculture  manufacturing  economy 
january 2012 by areadevelopment
How Your Dingy Office Is Hurting Productivity—And How You Can Fix It - American Express OPEN Forum
Cramming employees into a disorganized, uncomfortable or frenetic office isn't ideal. True, it can be tough for small business owners to find the space, time and money to spruce up the workspace, but making that investment might be worth more than it seems at the outset—because it's not just about aesthetics.
workforce  humanresources  productivity  facility-planning  small-business  interior-design 
november 2011 by areadevelopment
Productivity Changes May Boost Labor-Market Prospects - WSJ.com
U.S. companies are getting better at boosting their productivity in tough economic times. That could mean recessions will be harder on millions of American workers, but also that the jobs outlook in the current recovery is better than it seems.
twitterfeed  around-the-web  this-week-107  labor  productivity 
november 2010 by areadevelopment

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