Title: The entrepreneurship reality in the field of supply chain management systems: the Hellenic market paradigm

Authors: Nicolaos Protogeros, Panayiotis Tahinakis, John Mylonakis, Dimitrios Gagalis

Addresses: Department of Accounting and Finance, University of Macedonia, 156, Egnatia Street, Thessalonica 540 06, Greece. ' Department of Accounting and Finance, University of Macedonia, 156, Egnatia Street, Thessalonica 540 06, Greece. ' 10 Nikiforou Street, Glyfada 166 75, Athens, Greece. ' Department of Information Technology Applications in Business and Economy, Technological Institution of West Macedonia, Grevena 511 00, Greece

Abstract: Supply chain management constitutes a relatively new and promising field of management science, affecting greatly the efficiency of Greek enterprises. The objective of this research is to detect the range of SCM applications in Greece; the trends and views of Greek enterprises in relation to efficiency, difficulties, costs, benefits and necessity, as these were generated from the implementation of one or more SMC applications. Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) has now proven to be an indispensable backbone for most Greek enterprises. Enterprises on the whole have stated that they have proceeded to a combination of ERP and Best of Bread systems. However, despite the valuable benefits featuring the selection of Application Service Providers - ASP (leasing of SCM applications), it has been found that this solution has not matured yet in the consciousness of Greek companies. The great majority considers it either unattractive or slightly attractive.

Keywords: information technology; supply chain management; SCM systems; interorganisational information systems; component-based software architecture; advanced planning and scheduling; APS; enterprise resource planning; ERP; Greece; technology marketing.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTMKT.2007.011584

International Journal of Technology Marketing, 2007 Vol.2 No.1, pp.19 - 52

Published online: 04 Dec 2006 *

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