Nations Industrial Development Organization
Is the potential transferor of the technology
currently practicing the technology? where, and for what levels
Are there subsidiaries/licensees in other parts of the world? In other
words, is the technology amenable to different environments?
Can the technology supplier provide recipes for a
wide produce range? Are they covered by commercial experience in these
grades? Would the recipes be state-of-the-art? Can they e modified to suit
Is the general flow of operations consistent with
the flowsheet and layout prepared by the technology-seeker or are there other
special features? Is automation relevant?
What features/equipment can constrain production
(which are the crucial pieces of equipment)?
What key features determine plant capacity ? Will
cooperation be possible for phased upgradation of capacity ?
What features of the technology determine and
limit product mix ?
Is quality control complex ? How complex (does it
require complex equipment and special skills) ? What
features/tests/inspections determine product quality?
What features/equipment determine optimum
production economics ? Is the scrap rate an important determinant of
production economics ? Can scrap be recycled ? Is scrap resalable ?
Which processing operations require a high level
of skill in operations ? Can the skill be developed on-site, or does it
require observing/working experience at technology supplier’s site ?
If needed, will the technology supplier himself be
in a position to provide detailed ordering information for critical equipment
? Will a third-party become involved ?
Is customer technical service important ? If so,
can the technology supplier train national personnel ?
Will the technology supplier provide assistance to
solve problems at the manufacturing site ? In the field ?
What special contributions can the technology
supplier make towards the success of the national enterprise ?
Do products of the technology transferor meet the
standards of the American Welding Society and the American Society of
Mechanical Engineers ?
Are the specific components the most efficient in
the use of energy, water and raw materials? Are there cleaner production
processes (i.e., less resource-intensive) that could reduce the amount of waste
generated for no or little additional cost ?
Is the combination of
cleaner production processes
and pollution control equipment the least expensive means of complying with
the environmental standards of the country ?
Do some unit processes use
input materials, such as lead or formaldehyde, that would create health and
safety problems for the workforce ? Are substitutes technically and
financially feasible ? if not, what additional investment must be made to
reduce health and safety risks to the workforce?