Strategic Screening of Manufacturing Technologies

  • Josef GreitemannEmail author
  • Christian Plehn
  • Jonas Koch
  • Gunther Reinhart


Manufacturing companies have to keep abreast of established and emerging manufacturing technologies to take advantage of opportunities arising from the application of innovative technologies and to become aware of potential threats. Identifying and keeping track of available technologies at all times is a complex and very time-consuming task. However, in a competitive environment the capability to react to changing conditions quickly is crucial. Therefore, this paper presents an approach called technology screening which combines technology identification and preselection according to the company-specific technology strategy and future manufacturing requirements.


Technology Intelligence Strategic Technology Planning Technology Life Cycle 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Josef Greitemann
    • 1
    Email author
  • Christian Plehn
    • 1
  • Jonas Koch
    • 1
  • Gunther Reinhart
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for Machine Tools and Industrial Management (iwb)Technische Universität MünchenGarchingGermany

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