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Automation strategies: Existing theory or ad hoc solutions?
Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Industrial Engineering and Management. Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Industrial Engineering and Management. (Produktionssystem)ORCID iD: 0000-0003-3236-5648
Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Industrial Engineering and Management. Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Industrial Engineering and Management. (Produktionssystem)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-0216-4493
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2005 (English)In: POM 2005 : 16th Annual Conference Proceedings of POMS: "OM frontiers: winds of change" : Chicago, April 29 - May 2, 2005 : proceedings - full length papers., 2005Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Modern manufacturing systems are often semi-automated, i.e. integrating both manual and automated operations. How, and even if, automation should be realized are often ad hoc decisions and not based on structured decision making. This paper examines three approaches to automation decisions: top-down, bottom-up, and contingency. Top management initiates a top-down approach to automation of production. On the contrary, when the decision about automation stems from e.g. the operators, a bottom-up approach is applied. We propose a third way, the contingency approach, which links decisions regarding automation to manufacturing strategies and competitive priorities of the company. Making automation decisions is one of several decision areas that emerge as a consequence of choosing a certain type of production system. The paper discusses important factors for the success of different approaches. Different approaches are illustrated with examples from Swedish manufacturing industry.

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2005.
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Automation, manufacturing, strategies
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Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-6081OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-6081DiVA, id: diva2:36901
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16th Annual POM Conference
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