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Caitlin Vodopia 11/24/2010 Beating Murphy’s Law A plan that only addresses specific contingencies is inadequate when introducing a new technology to a manufacturing setting. Rather, it is necessary to emphasize organizational learning, which will help you not only introduce the technology successfully but also help improve all of your business processes. An estimated fifty to seventy-five percent of firms have experience failure in implementing advanced manufacturing technology. Studies show that even implementing incremental technology in plants almost always causes a downturn in productivity after implementation Many times after several months adjustment costs such as waste, equipment idle time, and decreased productivity, often add up to be more than the cost of the technology itself Although people naturally resisting change can be a factor in a new technology’s failure, the costs arise more from the mismatch between the new technology and existing processes and organization
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