Future challenges for manufacturing

David Bennett*

*Corresponding author for this work

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    Purpose - This Editorial Viewpoint explores what changes are taking place in manufacturing technology management with the aim of identifying future challenges that should be represented in the scope of JMTM. Design/methodology/ approach - The viewpoints use an analysis of relevant articles in JMTM, published since 2007, which have focused on future challenges for manufacturing. It also draws on two recent reports. Findings - While the analysis confirms the inclusion of some subjects already in the journal scope, there are elsewhere gaps that merit it being expanded. Research limitations/implications - Evidence for the findings is only from a limited number of articles identified in this journal together supplemented by other secondary sources. Practical implications - There are implications for practice concerning the future of manufacturing from the analysis and the sources used, especially the reports. Originality/value - Although it has limitations, the article is based on original bibliographic research.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number17103625
    Pages (from-to)2-6
    Number of pages5
    JournalJournal of Manufacturing Technology Management
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 28 Jan 2014


    • manufacturing industry
    • manufacturing management
    • manufacturing strategy
    • manufacturing technology


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