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2 International Seminar Information Technology for Development of Small-and Medium-sized Exporters in East Asia and Latin America November 2004 Dr. Rodriguez Rodriguez ECLAC/IDE(JETRO) Joint Project UNDP Thematic Trust Fund: Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for Development Session 4

3 International Seminar Information Technology for Development of Small-and Medium-sized Exporters in East Asia and Latin America November 2004 Dr. Rodriguez Rodriguez IT has to act as enabler, Bigger org. may be the face, the active channel

4 International Seminar Information Technology for Development of Small-and Medium-sized Exporters in East Asia and Latin America November 2004 Dr. Rodriguez Rodriguez One argentine experience (Steel Industry)

5 International Seminar Information Technology for Development of Small-and Medium-sized Exporters in East Asia and Latin America November 2004 Dr. Rodriguez Rodriguez Steps to improve the communication 1)Seven years ago the story was written on paper. The big firm decided to use IT in order to reduce times ans avoid bottlenecks. 2) under a common platform: SME had to make available a non-exclusive PC with storage capacity. The big firm provided modems and software. 3)At this stage information flow comprised purchases plan, purchases orders, planned factories stops. 4)They were adding purchases policies, production plan, quality manuals, new products requirements, banking transferral, qualitytests, etc. 5)They have a multi-services portal at present where the SMEs can export not only spare parts and indirect materials, they can also export other products related to the main export products, acting the big firm as a kind of trader.

6 International Seminar Information Technology for Development of Small-and Medium-sized Exporters in East Asia and Latin America November 2004 Dr. Rodriguez Rodriguez Consequences Time to export (measured from first contact with importer) was reduced to a half. Quality problems are near to 0 66% of suppliers are providing or exporting thru the big company more than 50% in excess of 1998 amounts. 80% of suppliers are ISO 9000 certified. Suppliers who didn´t accept the conditions in 1997 are out fo market. The big company reduced costs and reached new foreign markets.


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