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Working with Small Manufacturing Enterprises: An Analysis of TIDE

Technical Report
This 2004 paper documents some of the challenges and risks facing programs or organizations trying to help small manufacturing enterprises (SMEs).
Publisher

Software Engineering Institute

CMU/SEI Report Number
CMU/SEI-2004-TR-005
DOI (Digital Object Identifier)
10.1184/R1/6585971.v1
Subjects

Abstract

This paper documents some of the challenges and risks facing programs or organizations trying to help small manufacturing enterprises (SMEs). The Technology Insertion, Demonstration, and Evaluation (TIDE) Program performed seven demonstration projects with SMEs. While the companies differed in size, technology needs, and in-house capabilities, they are typical of the companies to be found in the SME sector. This report examines the effort to help SMEs through demonstration projects. It describes the challenges that the TIDE Program personnel faced, and presents recommendations to help organizations in similar situations address or avoid those challenges.

Cite This Technical Report

Estrin, L., Anderson, W., Elm, J., Miller, S., Foreman, J., Robert, J., & Schenker, A. (2004, February 1). Working with Small Manufacturing Enterprises: An Analysis of TIDE. (Technical Report CMU/SEI-2004-TR-005). Retrieved September 24, 2023, from https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6585971.v1.

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author={Estrin, Len and Anderson, William and Elm, Joseph and Miller, Suzanne and Foreman, John and Robert, John and Schenker, Alfred},
title={Working with Small Manufacturing Enterprises: An Analysis of TIDE},
month={Feb},
year={2004},
number={CMU/SEI-2004-TR-005},
howpublished={Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute's Digital Library},
url={https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6585971.v1},
note={Accessed: 2023-Sep-24}
}

Estrin, Len, William Anderson, Joseph Elm, Suzanne Miller, John Foreman, John Robert, and Alfred Schenker. "Working with Small Manufacturing Enterprises: An Analysis of TIDE." (CMU/SEI-2004-TR-005). Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute's Digital Library. Software Engineering Institute, February 1, 2004. https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6585971.v1.

L. Estrin, W. Anderson, J. Elm, S. Miller, J. Foreman, J. Robert, and A. Schenker, "Working with Small Manufacturing Enterprises: An Analysis of TIDE," Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute's Digital Library. Software Engineering Institute, Technical Report CMU/SEI-2004-TR-005, 1-Feb-2004 [Online]. Available: https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6585971.v1. [Accessed: 24-Sep-2023].

Estrin, Len, William Anderson, Joseph Elm, Suzanne Miller, John Foreman, John Robert, and Alfred Schenker. "Working with Small Manufacturing Enterprises: An Analysis of TIDE." (Technical Report CMU/SEI-2004-TR-005). Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute's Digital Library, Software Engineering Institute, 1 Feb. 2004. https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6585971.v1. Accessed 24 Sep. 2023.

Estrin, Len; Anderson, William; Elm, Joseph; Miller, Suzanne; Foreman, John; Robert, John; & Schenker, Alfred. Working with Small Manufacturing Enterprises: An Analysis of TIDE. CMU/SEI-2004-TR-005. Software Engineering Institute. 2004. https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6585971.v1