Concept of Appropriate Technology

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Role of Appropriate Technology:

In developing countries, high-tech innovation may not be possible. Furthermore, continuous usage of old, outdated technology is very harmful. Keeping this in mind comes the concept of appropriate technology. According to this concept:

a. New technology must be used for the welfare of people.

b. Technology must be affordable to all.

c. Technology must be reliable.

d. Technology deals must include all accessories and upgradation.

e. Time must be allotted for technology upgradation.

f. Technology deal must be free of any type of unforeseen issues, affliction, and beguilement.

Additional Readings:

1. Objectives and Elements of Production and Operations Management
2. Basic Stages and Objectives of Planning in Production and Operations Management
3. Relationship between Process of Planning and External Agencies
4. Selecting a Manufacturing Plant Site
5. Controlling, Total Quality Control, and Deming’s 14 Points
6. Quality and Cost Economics and ASQC Categories of Quality Cost
7. Example of Multiple Activity Chart and Work Measurement
8. Japanese vs American Production and Operations Management
9. Kaizen Framework and Kaizen vs McKinsey
10. Advantages of Automation
11. Concept of Appropriate Technology
12. ‘Just in Time’ Manufacturing
13. Preventive Maintenance
14. Total Quality Management and ISO-9000
15. Inventory Control

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