Supply Chain Manufacturing

NREL optimizes manufacturing supply/value chains by providing assessments, benchmarking, and comparative cost and sensitivity analyses around all phases of a product's life cycle as well as data on material substitutions and distributed production.

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NREL supports advanced manufacturing through supply chain-related capabilities and projects.

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Modeling, Mapping, and Analysis Consortium

This NREL-led research collaboration offers insights to secure the energy sector's industrial base to support the United States' clean energy transition.

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Clean Energy Manufacturing Analysis Center

Supported by the U.S. Department of Energy's national laboratories, including NREL, the Joint Institute for Strategic Energy Analysis' Clean Energy Manufacturing Analysis Center provides global clean energy manufacturing analysis and benchmarking reporting across clean energy manufacturing sectors.

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Materials Flows through Industry Supply Chain Modeling Tool

NREL is developing a Materials Flows through Industry tool to track the material and energy demands from manufacturing supply chains to inform the manufacturing process from “cradle to gate.” 

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Plastic Packaging Recycling and Clean Energy

NREL's plastic packaging recycling addresses challenges commonly associated with conventional materials and manufacturing, including reducing waste, limiting energy and carbon emissions, and improving U.S. manufacturing competitiveness. 

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Supply Chain and Cost Analysis of Advanced Technologies

NREL provides an in-depth analysis that investigates the supply chain and cost of advanced technologies to provide insights on U.S. supply chain constraints.

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Battery Recycling Supply Chain Analysis

NREL's lithium-ion battery recycling supply chain analysis guides decision makers at the forefront of the clean energy transition to identify gaps and ensure manufacturing resiliency.

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Clean Energy Supply Chain Analysis Reports

NREL researchers led the development of five U.S. Department of Energy “deep-dive” reports in a larger series designed to inform U.S. policy and strengthen America’s clean energy supply chains.

Supply Chain Manufacturing Publications

Browse a list of featured publications about supply chain manufacturing.