Selection and Evaluation of Advanced Manufacturing Technologies

  • Matthew J. Liberatore

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VI
  2. Introduction

    1. Matthew J. Liberatore
      Pages 1-5
  3. Innovation Issues

    1. Richard C. Dorf, Johann Sandholzer
      Pages 57-84
    2. M. J. Pokorny, V. G. Lintner, M. M. Woods, M. R. Blinkhorn
      Pages 85-111
  4. Methods and Applications

  5. Performance Measurement

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 322-326

About this book


Matthew J. Liberatore Department of Management Villanova University Villanova, PA 19085 1. BACKGROUND The weakening competitive position of many segments of u.s. manufacturing has been analyzed, debated and discussed in corporate boardrooms, academic journals and the popular literature. One result has been a renewed commitment toward improving productivity and quality in the workplace. The drive to reduce manufacturing­ related costs, while meeting ever-changing customer needs, has led many firms to consider more automated and flexible manufacturing systems. The extent to which these new technologies can support business goals in productivity, quality and flexibility is an especially important issue for manufacturing firms in the u.s. and other Western nations. Problems have arisen in developing performance measures and evaluation criteria which reflect the full range of costs and benefits associated with these technologies. Some would argue that managerial policies and attitudes, and not the shortcomings of the equipment or manufacturing processes, are the major impediments to implementation (Kaplan 1984).


Fertigungstechnologie Investitionsanalyse Manufacturing technology Multicriteria methods Technologie Technology Technology adoption/diffusion development management manufacturing organization organizations performance planning technological innovation

Editors and affiliations

  • Matthew J. Liberatore
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Management College of Commerce and FinanceVillanova UniversityVillanovaUSA

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1990
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
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  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-95623-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-95621-8
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