The pace of technology change is profoundly influencing the way manufacturers design, make, and deliver products. To stay competitive, companies need to adopt the right technologies in a timely manner. Companies are increasingly addressing this challenge through external development, sharing expertise on the costs, benefits, and risks of new technology platforms with other stakeholders in the interest of collective progress. This model, exemplified by consortia-based initiatives like Manufacturing USA, helps companies realize greater benefits on a shorter timeline than they would be able to achieve alone. With new frontiers in additive, digital, and smart manufacturing, neither the opportunity for nor potential benefits of such collaboration has ever been greater.
- Learn what technologies are creating real value for U.S. manufacturers, and how industry leaders see leveraging technology partnerships as a strong business strategy
- Experience case studies from companies both small and large where partnerships and strategic alliances helped boost internal capacity and overcome R&D challenges
- Learn about how Lockheed prioritizes technologies to assess the breadth of applicability across its businesses and how the external partnerships that have brought the most value to Lockheed’s business units