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dc.contributor.authorThomas, Andrew
dc.contributor.authorBarton, Richard
dc.contributor.authorHaven-Tang, Claire
dc.contributor.authorByard, Paul
dc.contributor.authorMason-Jones, Rachel
dc.contributor.authorFrancis, Mark
dc.date.accessioned2019-11-19T11:45:59Z
dc.date.available2019-11-19T11:45:59Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.citationThomas, A., Barton, R., Haven-Tang, C., Byard, P., Mason-Jones, R. and Francis, M. (2015) 'An Analysis of Smart Systems Implementation in UK Food Production Companies', Advances in Transdisciplinary Engineering. Volume 8: Advances in Manufacturing Technology XXXII. DOI: 10.3233/978-1-61499-902-7-317.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10369/10851
dc.descriptionArticle in Advances in Transdisciplinary Engineering. Volume 8: Advances in Manufacturing Technology XXXII, available at: https://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-61499-902-7-317.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe UK food industry faces significant challenges to remain competitive. With the changing political climate, companies can no longer rely on a low labour cost workforce to maintain low production costs. Smart Production Systems (SPS) is being seen as an alternative towards achieving improvements in productivity. However, little evidence exists on whether UK food companies are prepared for implementing such systems. The purpose of this research is to explore the applicability of SPS in the UK food processing industry and, to identify the preparedness of companies to implement such systems. A triangulated research approach is adopted and includes a questionnaire, interviews and audits of 20 food processing companies. Findings suggest that the current political turbulence in the UK could bring food companies closer to the adoption of SPS, hence it is a good time to consider learnings from other manufacturing sectors and, to outline an SPS implementation strategy.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherIOS Pressen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesAdvances in Transdisciplinary Engineering. Volume 8: Advances in Manufacturing Technology XXXII;
dc.titleAn Analysis of Smart Systems Implementation in UK Food Production Companiesen_US
dc.typeBook chapteren_US
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-61499-902-7-317
dcterms.dateAccepted2018
rioxxterms.funderCardiff Metropolitan Universityen_US
rioxxterms.identifier.projectCardiff Metropolian (Internal)en_US
rioxxterms.versionNAen_US
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserveden_US
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2019-11-19
rioxxterms.funder.project37baf166-7129-4cd4-b6a1-507454d1372een_US


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