A generic management information system for small and medium enterprises
Authors: Lau, H.C.W.; Choy, K.L.; Wong, Christina W.Y.; Fung, Richard Y.K.
Source: International Journal of Manufacturing Technology and Management, Volume 5, Numbers 1-2, 23 July 2003 , pp. 162-176(15)
Publisher: Inderscience Publishers
Abstract:Efficient and cost-effective management is important for the success of manufacturing companies in the competitive market particularly for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) where investment for high technology upgrades requires stringent consideration. A Management Information System (MIS) developed to provide correct and timely information, with the aim of supporting managers, for decision-making purposes. However, a cost-effective MIS for manufacturing of a generic nature is still in demand. This paper describes a generic MIS which is proposed for use as a guide for the development of specific MISs in manufacturing activities particularly for SMEs. The structure of this generic MIS and its interfaces with other systems in manufacturing are covered in this paper. A real example, to demonstrate its viability, is also included.
Keywords: COMPUTING JOURNALS; Computing Science, Applications and Software; Internet and Web Services; TECHNICAL JOURNALS; Materials and Manufacturing; MANAGEMENT JOURNALS; Operational Management, Marketing and Services; Policy and Organisational Management
Document Type: Research article
Affiliations: 1: Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hunghom, Hong Kong. Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hunghom, Hong Kong. Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hunghom, Hong Kong. Department of Manufacturing Engineering and Engineering Management, City University of Hong Kong, Room Y6618, 83 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Publication date: 2003-07-23
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