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The mediating effect of management information system (MIS) on warehouse layout and efficiency in small and medium enterprises (SMEs)

Mohd Saifudin, Adam and Zainuddin, Nizamuddin and Md Isa, Mohd Azwardi (2012) The mediating effect of management information system (MIS) on warehouse layout and efficiency in small and medium enterprises (SMEs). In: Proceeding of Knowledge Management International Conference and Exhibition 2012 (KMICE 2012), 04-06 July 2012. Johor Bahru, Malaysia, pp. 583-589. ISBN 978-983-2078-65-4

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Due to the globalize business, the warehouse activities are now becoming the centre of important to ensure the effective receiving, storing and handling of goods and materials efficiently in the manufacturing firms. Thus it creates the pivotal roles of logistics support in exporting the goods to other destination as excellent hubs with accurate information of timely delivery, receiving of materials and goods through efficient MIS networking.This paper focus on the warehouse efficiencies in relation with the warehouse layout among SMEs manufacturing firms and its mediating effect with Management Information System (MIS). Overall 187 SMEs were involved in this study.Questionnaires (42 questions) were given to owners, factory managers or warehouse managers or warehouse section heads. All the SMEs involved came from various sectors such as food & beverages, metal & metal products, wood & wood products, paper and printing publication, machinery & engineering, plastics products, electrical & electronics. non-metallic mineral product, petro chemical and chemical, transport equipment, rubber & rubber products, and leather.Findings shows that the Warehouse Efficiency (AWE) correlates significantly with the Warehousing Layout variables above 0.7 while Warehousing MIS (AMIS) above 0.5. As for multiple regression test, variables AL ,and AMIS, the effects were significance with the R-= 0.758 or 75.8 percent to explained in model AWE.In this test, it is found that there are significance value of variables AL (0.623) and AMlS (0.03).This reflects of the significance role of AL and AMlS in maintaining the warehouse efficiency.The results indicate the important of warehouse efficiency In the manufacturing firms. The warehouses Layout and MIS are the main basic variables for process management improvement in making the warehouse to be efficient and firm performance achievable.It is through the Warehousing MIS mediation to the Warehousing Layout that mediates positively to its Warehouse Efficiency.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Organized by School of Computing UUM
Uncontrolled Keywords: Warehouse efficiency, Layout, MIS, SMEs
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: School of Technology Management & Logistics
Depositing User: Dr. Adam Mohd Saifudin
Date Deposited: 29 Jul 2012 08:01
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2017 04:20
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/5699

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