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

  • June 2003
  • By Len Estrin, John T. Foreman, Suzanne Garcia-Miller
  • 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
  • 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.

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SEI

Estrin, Len; Foreman, John; & Garcia-Miller, Suzanne. Overcoming Barriers to Technology Adoption in Small Manufacturing Enterprises (SMEs). CMU/SEI-2003-TR-012. Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University. 2003. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=6655

IEEE

Estrin. Len, Foreman. John, and Garcia-Miller. Suzanne, "Overcoming Barriers to Technology Adoption in Small Manufacturing Enterprises (SMEs)," Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Technical Report CMU/SEI-2003-TR-012, 2003. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=6655

APA

Estrin, Len., Foreman, John., & Garcia-Miller, Suzanne. (2003). Overcoming Barriers to Technology Adoption in Small Manufacturing Enterprises (SMEs) (CMU/SEI-2003-TR-012). Retrieved July 24, 2017, from the Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University website: http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=6655

CHI

Len Estrin, John Foreman, & Suzanne Garcia-Miller. Overcoming Barriers to Technology Adoption in Small Manufacturing Enterprises (SMEs) (CMU/SEI-2003-TR-012). Pittsburgh, PA: Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, 2003. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=6655

MLA

Estrin, Len., Foreman, John., & Garcia-Miller, Suzanne. 2003. Overcoming Barriers to Technology Adoption in Small Manufacturing Enterprises (SMEs) (Technical Report CMU/SEI-2003-TR-012). Pittsburgh: Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=6655

BibTex

@techreport{EstrinOvercomingBarriers2003,
title={Overcoming Barriers to Technology Adoption in Small Manufacturing Enterprises (SMEs)},
author={Len Estrin and John Foreman and Suzanne Garcia-Miller},
year={2003},
number={CMU/SEI-2003-TR-012},
institution={Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University},
address={Pittsburgh, PA},
url={http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=6655} }