WorldCIST'15 - 3rd World Conference on Information Systems and Technologies

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Decision Support System for the Agri-food Sector – The Sousacamp Group Case

The agri-food organizations evolution, and its inherent need for well supported decision making, has led to an increase on the integration of IT/IS into their business and operational processes. With this in mind, an analysis was performed to the use of systems designed to support business decisions, thus allowing to acknowledge that there was none that answered to the needs inherent to organization from the mushroom production sector. This led to the definition and implementation of a DSS system, with the necessary features and qualities, which would help the mentioned activity sector needs. This DSS was designed and tested in a real environment through the implementation of a case study within a eatable mushrooms production company named “Sousacamp Group”. With the implementation of the proposed DSS, the referred business group has reported an increased in their performance levels and decision making accuracy.


Frederico Branco    
University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro

Ramiro Gonçalves    
INESC TEC and University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro

José Martins    
University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro

Manuel Peréz-Cota    
University of Vigo


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