A framework of justification criteria for advanced manufacturing technology implementation in small and medium enterprises

Hussain Bux Marri, Zahir Irani, Angappa Gunasekaran

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the European and Mediterranean Conference on Information Systems, EMCIS 2006
StatePublished - 2006
Event3rd European and Mediterranean Conference on Information Systems, EMCIS 2006 - Alicante, Spain
Duration: Jul 6 2006Jul 7 2006

Publication series

NameProceedings of the European and Mediterranean Conference on Information Systems, EMCIS 2006

Conference

Conference3rd European and Mediterranean Conference on Information Systems, EMCIS 2006
Country/TerritorySpain
CityAlicante
Period7/6/067/7/06

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Information Systems

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