IT adoption and manufacturing performance in Kuwaiti industrial corporations

M. Tawfik Mady, Omar Khalil
  • International Journal of Services and Operations Management, January 2006, Inderscience Publishers
  • DOI: 10.1504/ijsom.2006.009028

IT Adoption and Manufacturing Performance in Kuwaiti Industrial Corporations

What is it about?

The objective of this study was to investigate the relationship between information technology (IT) applications and performance in sixty-one Kuwaiti industrial companies. IT adoption included applications that facilitate internal and external information sharing and applications that support manufacturing.

Why is it important?

Companies expect to gain competitive advantages as well as many tangible and intangible benefits as a result of adopting IT in manufacturing and operations. Manufacturing performance was evaluated along the five dimensions of cost, quality, delivery, flexibility, and productivity


Professor M. Tawfik Mady
Kuwait University

Perceived use of intranets, computer aided design (CAD), computer aided manufacturing (CAM), quality control systems, and forecasting systems were found to have significant relationships with a number of manufacturing performance measures and their elements. The findings are discussed, and conclusions are made.

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The following have contributed to this page: Professor Omar E. M. Khalil and Professor M. Tawfik Mady