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Barriers to advanced manufacturing technology in small-medium enterprises (SMEs) in Malaysia


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Chan, Felicia and Mohd Yusuff, Rosnah and Zulkifli, Norzima (2015) Barriers to advanced manufacturing technology in small-medium enterprises (SMEs) in Malaysia. In: 2015 International Symposium on Technology Management and Emerging Technologies (ISTMET 2015), 25-27 Aug. 2015, Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia. (pp. 412-416).

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Manufacturing companies strive to be competitive through the use of Advanced Manufacturing Technologies (AMT). AMT implementation is not simple with many barriers to its success, especially for smaller companies. These issues limit the access of small medium enterprises (SMEs) to the full benefits of the technology. This study is aimed to identify the barriers to successful AMT implementation in SMEs before improvement steps can be taken. A survey on the barriers was conducted on manufacturing SMEs in the Klang Valley region of Malaysia. From the results, a list of barriers was obtained and its severity ranked. The results showed that the lack of appropriate or proper training as the most severe barrier. The results may assist SMEs in understanding the state of Malaysian SMEs in implementing AMT and could serve as a guide to strategize solutions to overcome the barriers.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.1109/ISTMET.2015.7359069
Publisher: IEEE
Keywords: Advanced manufacturing technology (AMT); Barriers; Implementation; Small-medium enterprises (SMEs)
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 31 Jul 2017 17:07
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2017 17:07
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/56350
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