Conceptual model of information logistics in value chain analysis of food processing SMEs in Tanzania

D. Machuve, E. Mjema, L. Trojer, I. Zlotnikova

Abstract


Inefficient information flows are a global problem but are particularly acute in less-developed countries like Tanzania. The purpose of this study was to identify the information requirements for information logistics in the food processing value chain for SMEs in Tanzania. Information logistics in this work referred to an intervention to improve information flow on the value chain of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). This study proposes a conceptual model of information logistics on value chain of food processing SMEs in Tanzania. One of the conceptual model relationships for information flow and value chain activities of SMEs determined using multiple regression analysis was tested with empirical data. The findings indicated a positive significant effect of SMEs value chain activities on information flow.

The conceptual model serve as a basis for developing an information logistics system to assist SMEs, in developing countries like Tanzania, make informed ICT investment decisions in improving their performance.

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D. Machuve, E. Mjema, L. Trojer, I. Zlotnikova, Conceptual model of information logistics in value chain analysis of food processing SMEs in Tanzania, Journal of Mathematical and Computational Science, Vol 5, No 4 (2015), 517-537

Copyright © 2015 D. Machuve, E. Mjema, L. Trojer, I. Zlotnikova. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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