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Working with Small Manufacturing Enterprises: An Analysis of TIDE

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.

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Estrin, Len; Anderson, William; Elm, Joseph; Garcia-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, Carnegie Mellon University, 2004. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=7057

IEEE

Estrin. Len, Anderson. William, Elm. Joseph, Garcia-Miller. Suzanne, Foreman. John, Robert. John, and Schenker. Alfred, "Working with Small Manufacturing Enterprises: An Analysis of TIDE," Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Technical Report CMU/SEI-2004-TR-005, 2004. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=7057

APA

Estrin, Len., Anderson, William., Elm, Joseph., Garcia-Miller, Suzanne., Foreman, John., Robert, John., & Schenker, Alfred. (2004). Working with Small Manufacturing Enterprises: An Analysis of TIDE (CMU/SEI-2004-TR-005). Retrieved August 27, 2014, from the Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University website: http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=7057

CHI

Len Estrin, William Anderson, Joseph Elm, Suzanne Garcia-Miller, John Foreman, John Robert, & Alfred Schenker. Working with Small Manufacturing Enterprises: An Analysis of TIDE (CMU/SEI-2004-TR-005). Pittsburgh, PA: Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, 2004. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=7057

MLA

Estrin, Len., Anderson, William., Elm, Joseph., Garcia-Miller, Suzanne., Foreman, John., Robert, John., & Schenker, Alfred. 2004. Working with Small Manufacturing Enterprises: An Analysis of TIDE (Technical Report CMU/SEI-2004-TR-005). Pittsburgh: Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=7057