Drivers and barriers of advanced manufacturing technology implementation in Saudi Arabia

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Al Fatais, Abdullah
Almuflih, Ali

Al Fatais, A., Almuflih, A. (2020). Drivers and barriers of advanced manufacturing technology implementation in Saudi Arabia. Proceedings of the 2020 IEMS Conference, 26, 142-154.


The purpose of this paper is to present a systematic literature review to identify opportunities and challenges that face Advanced Manufacturing Technology (AMT) adoption in Saudi industrial sector. It also highlights the critical factors behind those opportunities and challenges, which need to be taken into consideration when it comes to AMT implementation. This study uses a systematic review of the literature contained in the two databases ProQuest, and Compendex and on the search engine Google Scholar. Moreover, the study highlights a gap in the research efforts for identifying the need for effective integration and interaction between the eight different categories mentioned previously for both developed and developing economies. For that reason, it is recommended that researchers adopt a broader view that includes the role of integration and interaction between critical factors in each category and their impact on AMT adoption. The systematic literature review in this study used to review all vital elements of adopting AMT and identifies new research avenues and different approaches to implementing AMT, focusing on the integration between the different categories that can be used for AMT adoption in Saudi Arabia.

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Published in SOAR: Shocker Open Access Repository by Wichita State University Libraries Technical Services, December 2022.
The IEMS'20 conference committee: Wichita State University, College of Engineering (Sponsor); Gamal Weheba (Conference Chair); Hesham Mahgoub (Program Chair); Dalia Mahgoub (Technical Director); Ron Barrett-Gonzalez (Publications Editor)