Approaches to Supply Chain Integration Followed By SMEs: An Exploratory Case Study

@inproceedings{Chen2004ApproachesTS,
  title={Approaches to Supply Chain Integration Followed By SMEs: An Exploratory Case Study},
  author={Hsin Chen and Marinos Themistocleous and Kuang-Hui Chiu},
  booktitle={AMCIS},
  year={2004}
}
Although large organisations have invested significant amounts of money to integrate their supply chains, the development of supply chain integration among Small to Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) is slow-moving. For SMEs, integration is a significant problem due to high costs and technology requirements. Hence, they follow different approach to integrate their supply chains. In authors’ previous research, they studied how 15 Taiwan’s SMEs integrated their Information Systems (IS) with their… CONTINUE READING

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