To keep the competitive edge, many companies constantly implement new technologies. However, the implementation of these new technologies are not always successful. Why?
Problems with implementation of new technologies can be either technical or managerial. This paper presents research limited to management problems and suggests the necessary changes. It also outlines the important factors in the decision-making process and the criteria for a successful implementation of a Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) system. Many experts believe that CIM is the ultimate solution to slow and reverse the decline of the U.S. global manufacturing market. However, some companies that have implemented CIM did not obtain the expected benefits. The reason for this is not that technology cannot provide the required equipment; instead, it lies in management style and inertia.
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Biegel, John E.
Master of Science (M.S.)
College of Engineering
Industrial Engineering and Management Systems
Length of Campus-only Access
Masters Thesis (Open Access)
Orlando (Main) Campus
Dissertations, Academic -- Engineering; Engineering -- Dissertations, Academic
Lai, Shuk Fong, "Some reasons why new technologies are not always successful - specifically directed toward cim" (1988). Retrospective Theses and Dissertations. 4302.