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International Conference on Mechanical and Electrical Technology 2009 (ICMET 2009)
Wenzheng Li
Wenzheng Li
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Since 1980s, companies have introduced and implemented Advanced Manufacturing Technology (AMT) to improve profits and competitive advantages. Advanced Manufacturing Technology (AMT) plays a major role in quality and flexibility improvements in Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). Advanced manufacturing technologies provide a great potential for improving manufacturing performance to compete in the global markets. The implementation of Advanced Manufacturing Technology (AMT) requires careful planning at all levels of the organization to ensure that the implementation will achieve the intended goals. It is a complex process with many factors to be considered before the full benefits of AMT can be realized. The objective of this paper is to identify and classify the critical factors for successful implementation of Advanced Manufacturing Technology (AMT). It was found that there were 40 critical factors that can be grouped into 10 classifications. Of these 10, strategy and organization & business factors occupy the top most ranking in the list.

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