Automation strategies: existing theory or ad hoc decisions?
Journal article, 2007

Automating manufacturing systems potentially improves competitiveness. Empirical studies show that the most successful result is achieved when decisions concerning automation are linked to the manufacturing strategies and competitive priorities of the company. It is suggested that automation is regarded as a separate decision group, within the manufacturing strategy content field.

automation decisions

automated manufacturing

manufacturing strategy

manufacturing systems

competitive priorities

international comparison


Mats Winroth

Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Supply and Operations Management

Kristina Säfsten

School of engineering Jönköping university

Johan Stahre

Chalmers, Product and Production Development, Production Systems

International Journal of Manufacturing Technology and Management

1368-2148 (ISSN) 1741-5195 (eISSN)

Vol. 11 1 98-114

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Other Mechanical Engineering



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