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Challenges and success factors in creating radical manufacturing technology innovations

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 1st Annual SMACC Research Seminar 2016
Place of PublicationTampere
PublisherTampere University of Technology
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print)978-952-15-3832-2
Publication statusPublished - 10 Oct 2016
Publication typeB3 Non-refereed article in conference proceedings
EventAnnual SMACC Research Seminar -
Duration: 1 Jan 2000 → …


ConferenceAnnual SMACC Research Seminar
Period1/01/00 → …


Radical Manufacturing Technology Innovations (RMTI) renew the technology equipment that a manufacturing firm uses in its core production process and transform the process in a significant way. Previous research does not cover the manufacturing firms’ perspective to succeeding in the creation of RMTI. The goal of this study is to identify key challenges and success factors in RMTI creation. A qualitative study was conducted with manufacturing firms located in Finland, whereby 23 different exemplary cases of RMTI were explored. Success factors are revealed in supplier firm competence, expert resourcing, good pre-planning and early feedback, and coordination.

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