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Global AICIME — An integrated approach to support SMEs in the global electronic commerce environment

  • A. D. de Oliveira
  • M. F. de Oliveira
Part of the IFIP — The International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT)

Abstract

This paper addresses the problems and solutions faced by SMEs in the context of the new business paradigms: globalisation and electronic commerce. Practical experience and advise is provided as a result of a number of projects which allowed the development and refinement of the Global AICIME (Advanced Innovation and Competitiveness in Manufacturing and Engineering) approach as well as its methodologies and tools including the development of products and integration strategies to tackle the SMEs needs on process re-engineering, reorganisation, management of change and integrated manufacturing management IT systems.

Keywords

AICIME CIME virtual enterprise virtual process globalisation SME electronic commerce 

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. D. de Oliveira
    • 1
  • M. F. de Oliveira
    • 1
  1. 1.Alameda da Guia 192 AALFAMICROCascaisPortugal

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