Advanced manufacturing studies provide information about the state of the industry in Indiana and nationwide

Advanced Manufacturing Information and Data

Information fuels business success. Conexus Indiana helps to feed Indiana’s advanced manufacturing engine by offering studies, reports and more to businesses and talent developers located in or interested in moving to Indiana. Download the knowledge you need to succeed by clicking on the studies below.

Relevant Studies

2017 Indiana Manufacturing Survey: Upgrading for Growth

The 2017 Indiana Manufacturing Survey: Upgrading for Growth shows the manufacturing sector is in the process of increasing capital investments, with a large share of investment dollars going into automation and technology. The survey is authored by Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business faculty, commissioned by Katz, Sapper & Miller, and promoted by the Indiana Manufacturers Association and Conexus Indiana.

Upskilling manufacturing: How technology is disrupting America’s industrial labor force

In June 2016, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and the Manufacturing Institute released Upskilling manufacturing: How technology is disrupting America’s industrial labor force. Created primarily to address the paths US manufacturers could follow to create a new skills pipeline, the study also confronts the misconception that automation technology is replacing manufacturing jobs.

A look ahead: How modern manufacturers can create positive perceptions with the US public

In 2017, Deloitte published A look ahead: How modern manufacturers can create positive perceptions with the US public, a study which determined that 80% of the American public believe manufacturing is vital to the US economy; however, less than 30% of those surveyed would encourage their children to pursue a career in manufacturing.

2017 Manufacturing and Logistics Report Card

Assembled in partnership with Ball State University’s Center for Business and Economic Research (CBER), Conexus Indiana’s 2017 Manufacturing and Logistics Report Card reveals Indiana is one of the top states in which to do business—especially business in the manufacturing and logistics industries.

The skills gap in U.S. manufacturing 2015 and beyond

Deloitte Consulting LLP and the Manufacturing Institute examine the nature and extent of the skills gap in manufacturing, the outlook over the next decade, as well as strategies for mitigating the impact of the gap.

Women in manufacturing: Stepping up to make an impact that matters

APICS and The Manufacturing Institute, in conjunction with Deloitte, published Women in manufacturing: Stepping up to make an impact that matters in 2017.  

The Manufacturing Footprint and the Importance of U.S. Manufacturing Jobs

The Economic Policy Institute examines the role manufacturing plays in employment at the national, state, and congressional district levels, including the number of jobs manufacturing supports, the wages those jobs pay, and manufacturing’s contribution to GDP.

Out of Inventory: Skills Shortage Threatens Growth for US Manufacturing

This Accenture manufacturing and skills study, completed in collaboration with The Manufacturing Institute, looks at the skills shortage in the US manufacturing industry and what actions manufacturing companies can take to address this impediment to growth.

America’s Advanced Industries: What They Are, Where They Are, and Why They Matter

The Brookings Institution provides a wide-angle overview of the advanced industry sector, reviews its role in American prosperity, assesses key trends, and maps its metropolitan and global competitive standing before outlining high-level strategies.

2014 Indiana Manufacturing Survey: Strong for Today, Concerned for Tomorrow

The 2014 Indiana Manufacturing Survey, now in its 8th year, reveals Indiana manufacturing is in better shape today than at any other time in the last decade.

Recovery: Job Growth and Education Requirements Through 2020

Recovery 2020 provides vital labor market information such as which fields are expected to create the most jobs, the education requirements required to gain employment in the U.S., and the skills most coveted by employers.

Bridge the Gap: Rebuilding America’s Middle Skills

The Harvard Business School has found that the market for middle-skills jobs is consistently failing to clear. How can business lead the charge to close the gap?