2013 Michigan Robotics Day

April 26, 2013. Michigan Governor Rick Snyder addressed a standing room crowd at the 2013 Michigan Robotics Day held at the Jack Roth Stadium Club in Ann Arbor, Michigan. During his talk he did a Q&A session moderated by NCMS President & CEO Rick Jaman.

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The Innovative Manufacturer

October 5, 2011. Based on my years in the manufacturing industry, I can tell you that it will take more than just technology to bring manufacturing into the 21st century. It will take companies whose philosophy, business approach and culture are totally committed to innovation — to exploring all avenues associated with the latest advances in digital manufacturing, from the shop floor to the executive office.

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Innovation in the Digital Age- Collaboration is the Key to Manufacturing Innovation

August 11, 2011. Not long ago the subject of innovation in manufacturing was considered a bit of an oxymoron to many leaders in business and government as they chose not to invest in our manufacturing base. If anything good is to come from the economic events in recent years, it’s that many in America once again discovered the value of a manufacturing economy that can compete in today’s global economy.

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How Michigan can Save the Mail

May 5, 2010. The U.S. postal service and the Detroit automakers have a lot in common. They’re both under intense pressure to transform their businesses to meet customer expectations driven by new technology. John E. Potter, Postmaster General of the United States, has already issued the dire pronouncement: drastic measures will be necessary to save the mail – in the form of either a significant rate increase or, even more severe, the elimination of Saturday delivery.

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NCMS President Rick Jarman HTC 2010 Keynote Update

The world is changing. We must change with it. After decades of a waning investment in U.S. manufacturing, the nation is once again looking to manufacturing and industry to revitalize the economy. Tomorrow’s manufacturing will make use of innovative new solutions – as revolutionary as the assembly line was in 1908 – to reinvent the very concept of how things are made, and how organizations compete in today’s society. For the first time, innovation and manufacturing are being uttered in the same breath.

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NCMS President Rick Jarman in X-OLOGY Magazine

NCMS President and CEO Rick Jarman is featured prominently in the current issue of X-OLOGY magazine which highlights how Michigan companies are pursuing advanced manufacturing technologies on many fronts and driving the evolution of the industry.

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NCMS President Rick Jarman quoted in Detroiter Magazine

Jarman, a former Eastman Kodak Co. executive and co-author of the book “Collaborative R&D: Manufacturing’s New Tool,” is a believer in the power of collaborative alliances. At NCMS, he heads the largest cross-industry collaborative manufacturing research consortium in the United States devoted exclusively to manufacturing technologies, process and practices. Its mission is to develop strategic initiatives and programs aimed at sustaining and enhancing the global competitiveness of North American manufacturing.

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