Critical Implementation Decisions for Advanced Manufacturing Technologies

  • Carol A. Beatty


A three year longitudinal field study of ten advanced manufacturing technology (AMT) projects revealed that critical choices face companies during the implementation stage. Those that used a two-tiered transitional structure and those that planned for integration were more likely to meet their AMT goals.


Machine Center Advanced Manufacturing Technology Harvard Business Review Critical Choice Implementation Team 
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© Operations Management Association-UK 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Carol A. Beatty
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  1. 1.School of BusinessQueen’s University, KingstonOntarioCanada

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