Improving manufacturing SMEs' competitiveness through systematic IT efficiency evaluation and advancement

Peter Dürr (Corresponding Author), Anja-Tatjana Braun, Engelbert Westkämper, Thomas Bauernhansl, Mikael Haag, Juhani Heilala, Frank Grossmann

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Abstract

Efficiently exploiting the opportunities opened up by modern IT to support the order fulfillment process is one of the most significant enablers of productivity growth in manufacturing SMEs. However, too often it is not clear how efficiently the installed IT systems are used and how well they actually perform - or at least it is rarely evaluated and developed in a systematic way. The reasons are numerous but probably most important is the lack of methodology and tools for regularly and systematically measuring, analyzing, benchmarking, and improving the IT efficiency in SMEs, while keeping effort and cost down. This paper proposes a methodolog implemented in a software tool for modeling, analyzing, measuring, and improving the IT efficiency of manufacturing SMEs.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)408 -413
JournalProcedia CIRP
Volume12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
MoE publication typeNot Eligible
Event8th CIRP International Conference on Intelligent Computation in Manufacturing Engineering, CIRP ICME'12 - Ischia, Italy
Duration: 18 Jul 201220 Jul 2012
Conference number: 8

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Keywords

  • methodology
  • performance
  • analysis

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Dürr, Peter ; Braun, Anja-Tatjana ; Westkämper, Engelbert ; Bauernhansl, Thomas ; Haag, Mikael ; Heilala, Juhani ; Grossmann, Frank. / Improving manufacturing SMEs' competitiveness through systematic IT efficiency evaluation and advancement. In: Procedia CIRP. 2013 ; Vol. 12. pp. 408 -413.
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