Conceptual Model of Information Logistics in Value Chain Analysis of Food Processing SMEs in Tanzania
The study identifies the information requirements for information logistics in the food processing value chain for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Tanzania. The study used primary sources of data. Data was collected using questionnaires and guided interviews. In-depth literature review and key informant interview. The reviews of literature included academic journals, books and case studies. The findings from the analysis indicated that the value chain activities have a positive significant effect on SMEs information flow. The value chain activity of inventory management had more influence on the cost of business communication indicated by information flow indicator of accessibility. On the other hand, order management had least influence on information flow.