ERIC Number: ED338798
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
The Challenge to Manufacturing: A Proposal for a National Forum.
National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC.; National Academy of Engineering, Washington, DC.
This document contains a letter report and supporting materials prepared in response to a request for an investigation of the desirability of creating a forum for the discussion of the broad problems that confront the manufacturing sector. The letter report, submitted by Frank Press, president of the National Academy of Sciences, and Robert White, president of the National Academy of Engineering, states that the consensus of a workshop (held March 25, 1988) to explore whether such a forum could be created was that the forum could probably perform this function. The next paper, entitled "The Challenge to Manufacturing Policy," is a summary of that workshop. It provides a draft charter for a manufacturing forum that addresses membership, governance, and tenure. Following this, four supporting papers from the workshop are presented: "The Paradox of American Manufacturing" (Leo Hanifin); "National Manufacturing Policy: An Industry Perspective" (Laurence Seifert, Alfred Zeisler); "Reorganizing Production to Restore Competitiveness" (Stephen Cohen and John Zysman with Sabina Deitrick); and "A Nation at Risk: Our Eroding Skill Base in Manufacturing Systems" (Joe Mize, Terrence Beaumariage). (YLB)
Descriptors: Competition, Dislocated Workers, Educational Needs, Industrial Arts, Labor Force Development, Manufacturing, Manufacturing Industry, Planning Commissions, Policy Formation, Trade and Industrial Education, Workshops
Office of Administration, Finance, and Public Awareness, National Academy of Engineering, 2101 Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC.
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC.; National Academy of Engineering, Washington, DC.