New Roadmap Provides Manufacturing-Led Response to Covid-19 Pandemic

Apr 5, 2021

by ASME.org

The Advanced Regenerative Manufacturing Institute (ARMI)—one of the 16 Manufacturing USA institutes—recently partnered with the Nexight Group to release The National Technology Roadmap for Pandemic Response and Recovery. This initiative was funded by a grant from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) under the CARES act and is billed as “the first pandemic roadmap driven by the manufacturing sector.” The roadmap was developed to provide manufacturers with an implementation plan for new technology-based strategies that will help strengthen domestic manufacturing capabilities and create a more resilient manufacturing sector moving forward. Along with the operational integration of new technologies, the roadmap also addresses challenges such as regulatory and deployment requirements. 

ASME is proud to have collaborated with ARMI and Nexight to produce a roadmap that sufficiently addresses the challenges manufacturers encountered due to COVID-19 disruptions, as well as provide recommendations that prioritize long-term resiliency.

ARMI and Nexight drew insights from ASME and more than 75 other partners in industry, academia, and government to identify a set of six core technical focus areas to highlight in the roadmap: 
  • Supply Chains 
  • Manufacturing 
  • Deployment and Access 
  • Data Infrastructure 
  • Predictive Capabilities 
  • Regulatory Processes
Through stronger investment in technology, human capital, and infrastructure, the roadmap walks through the ways each of these focus areas can contribute to a fortified and more resolute response to future pandemics. The roadmap also provides both immediate and longer-term recommendations around research and technology implementation to shore up domestic pandemic response capacities. 

The full report is available to view at: https://www.armiusa.org/pandemicroadmap

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