Some Surprising Truths About Manufacturing, From MIT

An MIT research team digs into the current state of American manufacturing.

In each episode of End of the Line, manufacturing veteran Jim Anderton expresses his compelling and unique opinions about the state of the manufacturing sector. He shares his thoughts and insights to help engineering and manufacturing professionals navigate through the challenges of world events, the blending old with new technologies, evolving processes, gaps in skilled labour, in an effort to help maximize productivity of their daily operations.

Covid 19 is nominated in the media in 2020, but in American manufacturing there are seminal forces at work which now decide future of this critical sector in the 21st century. Jim Anderton comments on how vertical integration, finding and developing a skilled workforce, and the challenge of automation are issues that must be resolved to keep the US economy vibrant.

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James Anderton

Jim Anderton is the Director of Content for Mr. Anderton was formerly editor of Canadian Metalworking Magazine and has contributed to a wide range of print and on-line publications, including Design Engineering, Canadian Plastics, Service Station and Garage Management, Autovision, and the National Post. He also brings prior industry experience in quality and part design for a Tier One automotive supplier.