Title: Evaluating the status of implementation of AMTs in SMEs located in Northern India: a survey of 202 North Indian SMEs
Authors: Arishu Kaushik; Doordarshi Singh
Addresses: Department of Mechanical Engineering, Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Engineering College, Fatehgarh Sahib-140407, Punjab, India ' Department of Mechanical Engineering, Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Engineering College, Fatehgarh Sahib-140407, Punjab, India
Abstract: The purpose of this research is to assess the status of implementation of advanced manufacturing technologies (AMTs) in manufacturing small and medium enterprises (SMEs) located in northern India. Evaluation of the implementation of AMTs on the performance of SMEs has been carried out using the percent point score (PPS) method. Four AMTs were selected and their impact on six performance factors has been investigated in detail. This study depicts the actual status of the implementation of AMTs in the manufacturing sector. To make the data highly reliable and represent the exact area of consideration, a significant number (202) of small and medium scale enterprises have been considered for the study. The analysis reveals that the implementation of AMTs enhances the firm performance. This paper fills the gap between in the literature by assessing the present state of implementation of AMTs in SMEs of northern India and analysing its impact on the performance parameters. It can be helpful for the management, entrepreneurs, stakeholders and researchers to take a closer and comprehensive look at the interaction between AMTs and the performance in SMEs.
Keywords: advanced manufacturing technologies; AMTs; percent point score; PPS; small and medium enterprises; SMEs; adoption/implementation of AMTs; classification of AMTs; India.
International Journal of Manufacturing Technology and Management, 2023 Vol.37 No.1, pp.71 - 95
Accepted: 16 May 2021
Published online: 19 May 2023 *