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Enablers of the successful implementation of CIM in small and medium enterprises: an empirical analysis
Author(s): H. B. Marri; Angappa Gunasekaran
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Paper Abstract

Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) play an important role in the national economy. Since manufacturing has become global, the competition is high among manufacturing/service industries to provide quality goods and services at competitive prices. Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) is a generic term for a group of manufacturing technologies that combine both scope and scale capabilities that are making fundamental changes to manufacturing industry. The enablers of CIM play an important role in the implementation of CIM by SMEs to compete in the global market. Considering the importance of enablers of the successful implementation of CIM, the critical success factors for the implementation of CIM in SMEs have been identified with the help of an empirical study conducted with British SMEs.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 October 2001
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 4566, Internet-based Enterprise Integration and Management, (1 October 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.443143
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H. B. Marri, Mehran Univ of Engineering and Technology (Pakistan)
Angappa Gunasekaran, Univ. of Massachusetts/Dartmouth (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4566:
Internet-based Enterprise Integration and Management
Angappa Gunasekaran; Yahaya Y. Yusuf, Editor(s)

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