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Title: A framework of justification criteria for advanced manufacturing technology implementation in small and medium enterprises
Authors: Irani, Z
Gunasekaran, A
Keywords: SMEs;AMT;Implementation
Issue Date: 2006
Citation: European and Mediterranean Conference on Information Systems (EMCIS2006), Alicante, Spain, 2006
Abstract: Today in order to stay in businesses and prosper, Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) are seeking higher electiveness and competitiveness across the entire cycle of marketing, product design, manufacture, test and sales. SMEs play an increasingly important role in all aspects of competitiveness: both products and production techniques, but also management methods, the organization of the firm and human resources training. One of the ways by which SMEs can achieve a competitive advantage in manufacturing is through the implementation of Advanced Manufacturing Technology (AMT). An increasing number of them have chosen and are choosing various levels of AMT as the solution. Realizing the importance of SMEs, an attempt has been made in this paper to review the application of AMT in SMEs. Also, a framework has been offered for the implementation of AMT in SMEs. Finally, a summary of findings and conclusions are presented.
ISBN: 1-902316-46-0
Appears in Collections:Business and Management
Brunel Business School Research Papers

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