Evaluation of Critical Factors in Implementation of Advanced Manufacturing Technologies
Morteza Mousakhani (Associate Professor, Department of Public Management, Islamic Azad University, Qazvin, Iran), Mahmood Alborzi (Department of Industrial Management, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran), Abbas Toloie Eshlaghy (Professor, Department of Industrial Management, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran) andDavood Gharakhani* (Department of Industrial Management, Islamic Azad University, Qazvin, Iran), *Corresponding author's Email
Mousakhani, Morteza; Alborzi, Mahmood; Eshlaghy, Abbas Toloie and Gharakhani, Davood (2013), "Evaluation of Critical Factors in Implementation of Advanced Manufacturing Technologies", MERC Global's International Journal of Management, Vol. 01, Issue: 02, pp. 120-129.
Submitted: August 26, 2013, Revision received: September 17, 2013, Accepted: September 25, 2013
The endeavour of the present study is to deduce the critical factors in the implementation of advanced manufacturing technologies. The evaluation weights are ascertained by using Analytic Network Process (ANP), which is practised as a brawny multi-criteria decision making (MCDM) technique to resolve governmental, corporate as well as social decision issues. A research questionnaire for ANP was premeditated and utilised to procure the responses of the respondents. The respondents were professional experts of the manufacturing projects from Khodro Company, Iran. This study unveiled rich research result, most notably the Cost of product is the most critical criteria, followed by the Quality, Flexibility, and Delivery time in implementation of advanced manufacturing technologies while Product cost is the most important sub-criteria, followed by the Maintenance cost and Consistency. There are also other less important sub-criteria like the Time scheduling, Lead time and Conformance in implementation of advanced manufacturing technologies.
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