Future challenges for manufacturing

Bennett, David (2014). Future challenges for manufacturing. Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management, 25 (1), pp. 2-6.


Purpose - This Editorial Viewpoint explores what changes are taking place in manufacturing technology management with the aim of identifying future challenges that should be represented in the scope of JMTM. Design/methodology/ approach - The viewpoints use an analysis of relevant articles in JMTM, published since 2007, which have focused on future challenges for manufacturing. It also draws on two recent reports. Findings - While the analysis confirms the inclusion of some subjects already in the journal scope, there are elsewhere gaps that merit it being expanded. Research limitations/implications - Evidence for the findings is only from a limited number of articles identified in this journal together supplemented by other secondary sources. Practical implications - There are implications for practice concerning the future of manufacturing from the analysis and the sources used, especially the reports. Originality/value - Although it has limitations, the article is based on original bibliographic research.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1108/JMTM-10-2013-0153
Divisions: Aston Business School > Operations & information management research group
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Uncontrolled Keywords: manufacturing industry,manufacturing management,manufacturing strategy,manufacturing technology,Computer Science Applications,Software,Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering,Control and Systems Engineering,Strategy and Management
Published Date: 2014


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