Strategic Evaluation of Manufacturing Technologies

  • Gunther Reinhart
  • Sebastian Schindler
  • Pascal Krebs
Conference paper


Strategic technology planning sets the course for the future production of a manufacturer. Therefore, paying attention to market trends and new emerging technologies is indispensable. In order to compare different technologies from a longterm perspective, this paper presents an approach for the strategic selection of manufacturing technologies. Thereby, a multi-criteria evaluation is employed to incorporate the strategy of a producing company and consider quantitative and qualitative influencing factors. Because most factors are uncertain and the result of expert estimations, the approach includes the consideration of intrinsic uncertainties.


Manufacturing Technology Life Cycle Maturity Assessment Strategic Technology Planning 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gunther Reinhart
    • 1
  • Sebastian Schindler
    • 1
  • Pascal Krebs
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for Machine Tools and Industrial ManagementTechnische Universitaet MuenchenMuenchenGermany

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