An information system model in Chinese herbal medicine manufacturing enterprises

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)145-155
Journal / PublicationJournal of Manufacturing Technology Management
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2005


Purpose - This paper deals with the modelling of an information system for Chinese herbal medicine manufacturing enterprises, describes its structures and functions, and discusses its implementation issues. Design/methodology/approach - A case experience is presented. Findings - Enterprises within this industry have big differences in production and management process and practice. The implementing plan must consider these differences and have adaptable solutions to fit the firm's conditions. It has been found that the information system model proposed here is feasible and can be used not only in other Chinese herbal medicine manufacturing enterprises, but also in other flow-process industries. Originality/value - The issues discussed in this paper are common to many Chinese enterprises today, particularly the small and medium-sized enterprises. The experience described here provides a useful reference for such enterprises' venture into technological and management process innovation.

Research Area(s)

  • Alternative medicine, China, Information systems, Pharmaceuticals industry, Process planning