Exploring manufacturing solutions for SMEs

Agnieszka Radziwon, Henrik Blichfeldt, Arne Bilberg, Erik Skov Madsen, Marcel Bogers

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This exploratory study provides an overview over current state of manufacturing solutions in small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in region of Southern Denmark. Building on manufacturing paradigms, this paper reveals relevant aspects for the development and implementation of improving SMEs’ automation processes. The paper presents an embedded case study based on 10 low- and medium-tech Danish companies. Based on the development of production paradigms and the presented study, this research helps to understand key determinants and processes for SMEs’ exploration of future directions of manufacturing solutions, which are required to increase their competitiveness and assure sustainable growth.
Original languageEnglish
Publication dateJun 2014
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2014
Event21st EurOMA Conference Proceedings: Operations Management in an Innovation Economy - Palermo, Italy
Duration: 20. Jun 201425. Jun 2014
Conference number: 21


Conference21st EurOMA Conference Proceedings
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  • SMEs
  • automation solutions
  • case study research


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