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RELATIONSHIP SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND COMMUNICATION IN PRODUCTION PROCESSES TO IMPROVE COMPETITIVENESS OF MANUFACTURING SMEs IN AGUASCALIENTES,LA RELACION DE LA GESTION DE LA CADENA DE SUMINISTRO Y LAS TECNOLOGIAS DE LA INFORMACION Y COMUNICACIÓN EN LOS PROCESOS PRODUCTIVOS PARA MEJORAR LA COMPETITIVIDAD DE LA PYME MANUFACTURERA EN AGUASCALIENTES

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  • Luis Aguilera Enriquez
  • Octavio Hernandez Castorena
  • Oscar Perez Veyna

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This research examines the relationship and importance of competitiveness in manufacturing SMEs regarding Supply Chain Management and the use of Information Technology and Communication in Production Processes. We analyze the influence managers of manufacturing SMEs for communication. We find information technologies significantly improve communication and information flow between suppliers, actors and integrated supply customers. The supply of resources improve the efficiency of the production processes. Results were obtained from employers through a personalized survey conducted between March and April 2012. The objective is to determine how manufacturing SMEs in Aguascalientes, improve their competitiveness by having a close link between production processes, Supply Chain Management and appropriate use of Information Technology and Communication. We examine a sample of 120 companies which have from 11 to 250 employees each.

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  • Luis Aguilera Enriquez & Octavio Hernandez Castorena & Oscar Perez Veyna, 2015. "RELATIONSHIP SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND COMMUNICATION IN PRODUCTION PROCESSES TO IMPROVE COMPETITIVENESS OF MANUFACTURING SMEs IN AGUASCALIENTES,LA RELACION DE LA GESTION D," Revista Internacional Administracion & Finanzas, The Institute for Business and Finance Research, vol. 8(1), pages 79-91.
  • Handle: RePEc:ibf:riafin:v:8:y:2015:i:1:p:79-91
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    Keywords

    Supply Chain Management; Information Technology and Communication; Production Processes; Competitiveness; Manufacturing SME;

    JEL classification:

    • L61 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Manufacturing - - - Metals and Metal Products; Cement; Glass; Ceramics
    • L91 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Transportation and Utilities - - - Transportation: General
    • M11 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Administration - - - Production Management
    • M15 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Administration - - - IT Management
    • M20 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Economics - - - General

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