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Supply Chain Manufacturing

NREL helps optimize manufacturing supply/value chains by providing detailed 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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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.