BSAD 2560 – Information Systems for Managers Assignment 5 Chapters 9 and 10
BSAD 2560 – Information Systems for Managers
Chapters 9 and 10
Heartland Shoes is a family owned retail shoe store. They have one store and their competitive advantage is providing a good selection and good old-fashioned customer service. Gross revenue for the store is roughly $250,000 annually. Heartland Shoes has struggled with the problem of poor inventory control. It takes a while to find shoes in the back room for customers (if they are even there). They do not have easily accessible sales records. They struggle to know which shoes to restock. Employees must go to the back room and physically count inventory. They have no computer system and keep information on purchase orders, received reports and invoices in metal file cabinets. Your task is create an outline addressing the important aspects of building an information system. It should identify tasks involved in each of the five phases of the SDLC as they might relate to Heartland Shoes. Under Phase 2 be sure to include a Context diagram for the Heartland inventory system.
Information system is defined as an incorporated set of constituents for assembling, storing up, and processing data and for offering information, knowledge, and digital goods. Business firms and other associations depend on information systems to execute and administer their operations, link up with their clients and suppliers, and contend in the market. There are various important facets of putting up an information system. Basically, for an organization to be in a position to manage its operations it will have to employ information system. Information systems can provide further comprehensive and more contemporary information, letting an organization to operate more proficiently. A firm can make use of information systems to achieve a cost benefit more than competitors or to distinguish it by giving improved customer service. Sales records gives imminent regarding what clients are buying and allow you stock or generate things that are selling well. With direction from the information system, you can make your operations more efficient (Miller, 1978).