A Developed Eco-Sourcing Tool Based on Model View Control Architecture for Small and Medium Enterprise
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OriginalversjonInternational Journal of Computing and Digital Systems. 2019, 8 (6), 605-615. 10.12785/ijcds/080608
This study aims to develop an eco-sourcing tool grounded on Model View Control (MVC) architecture for Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) to enable clients’ select automobiles products online and order any automobile by just selecting the product using an internet enabled platform. Furthermore, once an automobile product has been selected from the tool the order will directly appear on the screen of the administrative support staff at the enterprise. Respectively, the system lessens the work of the staff thereby decreasing tedious task faced by the staff. Additionally, the developed eco-sourcing tool replaces the conventional system by reducing manual work in the form of managing various files autonomously. Moreover, the tool supports in maintaining and storing customers’ information and save time by helping clients to order any automobile product whenever they want without visiting the enterprise. Next, the eco-sourcing tool was evaluated to test the applicability of the tool in managing automobile retail ordering based on survey data collected from fifty customers. Accordingly, descriptive analysis was carried out to analyze the collected data by deploying frequency and percentage analysis. Results from the analyzed survey data reveal that the eco-sourcing tool is applicable in supporting retailing logistics in SME.