Title: Information system architecture: a framework for Indian small and medium enterprises

Authors: Milind Kumar Sharma

Addresses: Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, Department of Production and Industrial Engineering, M.B.M. Engineering College, J.N.V. University, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India

Abstract: Although Indian Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) are competent enough to produce and supply internationally acceptable quality goods and services but these are not yet to get sufficient exposure and economic returns in the absence of proper information system architecture. Mediators and brokers take undue economic benefits in the absence of proper information system architecture for which the Indian SMEs are the deserving candidates. This issue is addressed in this paper by proposing information system architecture for Indian SMEs that can help them to take first step towards supply chain management to avoid mediators and provide right kind of information at right time.

Keywords: information systems architecture; small and medium-sized enterprises; SMEs; globalisation; accessibility; cooperation; connectivity; India; supply chain management; SCM.

DOI: 10.1504/IJENM.2007.013907

International Journal of Enterprise Network Management, 2007 Vol.1 No.4, pp.406 - 424

Published online: 03 Jun 2007 *

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