Journal article

Future challenges for manufacturing

15 Nov 2014
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Abstract

Purpose – This Editorial Viewpoint explores what changes are taking place in manufacturing technology management with the aim of identifying future challenges that should be represented in the scope of JMTM.

Design/methodology/approach – The viewpoints use an analysis of relevant articles in JMTM, published since 2007, which have focused on future challenges for manufacturing. It also draws on two recent reports.

Findings – While the analysis confirms the inclusion of some subjects already in the journal scope, there are elsewhere gaps that merit it being expanded.

Research limitations/implications – Evidence for the findings is only from a limited number of articles identified in this journal together supplemented by other secondary sources.

Practical implications – There are implications for practice concerning the future of manufacturing from the analysis and the sources used, especially the reports.

Originality/value – Although it has limitations, the article is based on original bibliographic research.

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DOI: 
10.1108/JMTM-10-2013-0153
Published year only: 
2014
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