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2019 Manufacturing Technology Harmonization Study Executive Summary


Many organizations struggle with new technology insertion into their manufacturing enterprises. SME conducted the Manufacturing Technology Harmonization Study to understand how companies approach this challenge of integrating smart manufacturing, big data, and both new and old capital equipment in a cost-effective and practical implementation.

The Manufacturing Technology Harmonization Study aims to understand the process of new technology insertion into manufacturing organizations. Identifying the need for improvement, developing the business case for investment, in-house versus vendor implementation/training, and the effect on the workforce, as well as productivity and cost implications, are all covered in this study.

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