Instructor: Ed Quigley 724.774.2088
Return / Discuss Midterms
Collect Assignment 3
Project: Collect Group Project Definitions
Tonight's Path: Chapter 10; Group Assignment; Projects; Midterm Review; Feedback
Chapter 10: IS's in Business Functions
Two basic concepts:
effectiveness (accomplish the mission?)
efficiency (accomplish just the mission, with as little cost and waste as possible)
Atom Bombs and Hand Grenades
pg. 307: Ideally, ISs supporting different functions would be connected.
Accounting. Tracking business, profits and loss.
Transaction processing systems
cost accounting systems
Finance. Optimizing flow/use of money.
financial info systems
cash management systems
complex presentations of risk, return, liquidity
Engineering: moving ideas to completed projects
computer numeric control CNC machines
Manufacturing and Inventory Control
MRP: materials requirement planning MRP
bill of materials (BOP)
economic order quantity (EOQ)
MRP-2 : Manufacturing Resource Planning
MPS master production schedule
JIT Just in Time
Manufacturing Execution Systems
Marketing and Sales
Market Research Systems
Targeted MArketing: the one-to-one future
Sales FOrce Automation
Promotion & Recruitment
benefits Management: self serve HR
Group Activity (Assignment Four)
Break into the groups you will be doing your group projects with.
Read and discuss Alcan case study, pg. 328-329. Prepare answers to questions 1,2, and 3. Prepare a 5-minute presentation to the class. Before the presentation, give the instructor a peice of paper identifying the group members and the major points you intend to make, Present the responses to the class in a presentation of 5 minutes or less.
For Next Week:
Read Chapter 11.
Assignment Five: Due 10/27/99. Select (rent) any of the movies listed below.
Discuss the role of Info Systems within the organizations they serve.
Also, discuss the triangle of interaction among the Info Systems, the organizations they serve,
and the people of those organizations. Remember that Info Systems are not always strictly/purely computers.