The state of manufacturing is reaching a critical point in the United States. For decades now, manufacturing has been leaving the U.S. in search of lower labor rates in other parts of the world. It is clear that the U.S. cannot compete in manufacturing by working cheaper or harder. The U.S. can only compete in the manufacturing arena by working smarter.
In order to successfully compete in the world market for manufacturing and reverse the current trend, we need to rethink our manufacturing approach and execution and create a new model of manufacturing. That is the purpose and role of the Center for Advanced Manufacturing and Innovative Design (CAMID).