The table of contents, preface to The Smart Student's Guide to Smart Manufacturing
A Fresh Look at Manufacturing
If you are a student in the United States, there is a good chance that you are not considering a manufacturing career in your future You probably don’t have close friends or family working in the industry and few popular shows feature it. My advice is, do not overlook it!
This book will introduce you to exciting career opportunities that smart manufacturing provides today It’s why I capitalize it in this book: Smart Manufacturing.
Manufacturing suffers an image problem due to decades of failed national policies that allowed U S manufacturers to move to other parts of the world With the ensuing closures of many factories, local and state communities experienced much hardship This history of the manufacturing industry has created a deeply negative impression What parents would encourage their children to work at the company that laid off Grandpa after thirty-seven years of service and avoided paying his pension?
Table of Contents and the Preface