A generic management information system for small and medium enterprises

H. C W Lau, King Lun Tommy Choy, Wing Yan Wong, Richard Y K Fung

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)162-176
Number of pages15
JournalInternational Journal of Manufacturing Technology and Management
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2003


  • Decision support systems
  • Management Information Systems (MIS)
  • Manufacturing systems
  • Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)


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