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A technology selection framework for integrating manufacturing within a supply chain

Farooq, Sami; O’Brien, Chris


Sami Farooq

Chris O’Brien


This paper describes a structured analytical approach for selecting a manufacturing technology. A framework consisting of six integrated steps is proposed by considering the growing importance of supply chains in manufacturing organisations. The framework makes use of the analytical hierarchy process (AHP) approach combined with strategic assessment model (SAM) to evaluate and select the technologies appropriate for providing overall competitive advantage. The framework is intended to assist industrial managers in promoting manufacturing and supply chain collaboration and co-ordination by including intra-organisational perspective in their organisational technology selection decision making process.


Farooq, S., & O’Brien, C. (2012). A technology selection framework for integrating manufacturing within a supply chain. International Journal of Production Research, 50(11), doi:10.1080/00207543.2011.588265

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date May 5, 2011
Online Publication Date Aug 25, 2011
Publication Date Jun 1, 2012
Deposit Date Nov 6, 2017
Journal International Journal of Production Research
Print ISSN 0020-7543
Electronic ISSN 0020-7543
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 50
Issue 11
Keywords Manufacturing; Technology selection; Supply chain
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