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"From the Ted Talk by Olivier Scalabre: The next manufacturing revolution is here"

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It's not as if we've done nothing with manufacturing since the last revolution. Actually, we've made some pretty lame attempts to try to revitalize it. But none of them have been the big overhaul we really need to get us growing again. For example, we've tried to relocate our ftciraoes offshore in order to reduce cost and take advantage of cheap labor. Not only did this not inspire productivity, but it only svaed money for a short period of time, because caehp lbaor didn't stay cheap for long. Then, we've tried to make our factories larger and we specialized them by product. The idea was that we can make a lot of one product and slcikpote it to be sold with demand.

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It's not as if we've done nothing with manufacturing since the last revolution. Actually, we've made some pretty lame attempts to try to revitalize it. But none of them have been the big overhaul we really need to get us growing again. For example, we've tried to relocate our _________ offshore in order to reduce cost and take advantage of cheap labor. Not only did this not inspire productivity, but it only _____ money for a short period of time, because _____ _____ didn't stay cheap for long. Then, we've tried to make our factories larger and we specialized them by product. The idea was that we can make a lot of one product and _________ it to be sold with demand.

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  1. cheap
  2. factories
  3. labor
  4. saved
  5. stockpile

Original Text

It's not as if we've done nothing with manufacturing since the last revolution. Actually, we've made some pretty lame attempts to try to revitalize it. But none of them have been the big overhaul we really need to get us growing again. For example, we've tried to relocate our factories offshore in order to reduce cost and take advantage of cheap labor. Not only did this not inspire productivity, but it only saved money for a short period of time, because cheap labor didn't stay cheap for long. Then, we've tried to make our factories larger and we specialized them by product. The idea was that we can make a lot of one product and stockpile it to be sold with demand.

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fourth manufacturing revolution 3

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