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Overcoming Barriers to Technology Adoption in Small Manufacturing Enterprises (SMEs)

Technical Report
This 2003 report summarizes technology demonstrations, workforce development activities, and technology development efforts of the SEI's TIDE Program.
Publisher

Software Engineering Institute

CMU/SEI Report Number
CMU/SEI-2003-TR-012
DOI (Digital Object Identifier)
10.1184/R1/6575951.v1

Abstract

Small manufacturing enterprises (SMEs) are critical to the defense industry of the United States. SMEs account for an average of 20% of the prime contracts and 40% of the subcontracts awarded by, or on behalf of the Department of Defense. Suppliers, especially small businesses, also generate 80% or more of the manufacturing value-added of some weapon systems. Nevertheless, data from the National Coalition for Advanced Manufacturing (NACFAM) and other organizations indicate that many SMEs are unable to support the defense industry because they lack the required technologies. This report summarizes technology demonstrations, workforce development activities, and technology development efforts of the Technology Insertion Demonstration and Evaluation Program. The knowledge gained from these activities can help SMEs to overcome technology adoption barriers and acquire the capabilities that the defense industry requires.

Cite This Technical Report

Estrin, L., Foreman, J., & Miller, S. (2003, June 1). Overcoming Barriers to Technology Adoption in Small Manufacturing Enterprises (SMEs). (Technical Report CMU/SEI-2003-TR-012). Retrieved April 19, 2024, from https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6575951.v1.

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author={Estrin, Len and Foreman, John and Miller, Suzanne},
title={Overcoming Barriers to Technology Adoption in Small Manufacturing Enterprises (SMEs)},
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year={2003},
number={CMU/SEI-2003-TR-012},
howpublished={Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute's Digital Library},
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Estrin, Len, John Foreman, and Suzanne Miller. "Overcoming Barriers to Technology Adoption in Small Manufacturing Enterprises (SMEs)." (CMU/SEI-2003-TR-012). Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute's Digital Library. Software Engineering Institute, June 1, 2003. https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6575951.v1.

L. Estrin, J. Foreman, and S. Miller, "Overcoming Barriers to Technology Adoption in Small Manufacturing Enterprises (SMEs)," Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute's Digital Library. Software Engineering Institute, Technical Report CMU/SEI-2003-TR-012, 1-Jun-2003 [Online]. Available: https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6575951.v1. [Accessed: 19-Apr-2024].

Estrin, Len, John Foreman, and Suzanne Miller. "Overcoming Barriers to Technology Adoption in Small Manufacturing Enterprises (SMEs)." (Technical Report CMU/SEI-2003-TR-012). Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute's Digital Library, Software Engineering Institute, 1 Jun. 2003. https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6575951.v1. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

Estrin, Len; Foreman, John; & Miller, Suzanne. Overcoming Barriers to Technology Adoption in Small Manufacturing Enterprises (SMEs). CMU/SEI-2003-TR-012. Software Engineering Institute. 2003. https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6575951.v1