Research and analysis

Future manufacturing: international analyses

Review of international approaches to understanding the future of manufacturing.



This report reviews international analyses of the future of manufacturing carried out in the main manufacturing economies. It particular, it explores foresight-related studies of:

  • trends and factors influencing the changing nature of manufacturing
  • manufacturing capabilities important for responding to future challenges and opportunities
  • implications for economic value creation and growth

This review was commissioned as part of the Foresight project on the future of manufacturing in the UK.

Published 30 October 2013