1. Williwonk’s Chocolates of St. Louis makes an assortment of chocolate candy and candy novelties. The company has six in-city stores, five stores in major metropolitan airports, and a small mail order branch. Williwonk’s has a small, computerized information system that tracks inventory in its plant, helps schedule production, and so on, but this system is not tied directly into any of its retail outlets. The mail order system is handled manually.
Recently, several Williwonk’s stores experienced a rash of complaints from mail order customers that the candy was spoiled upon arrival, that it did not come when promised, or that it never arrived; the company also received several letters complaining that candy in various airports tasted stale. Williwonk’s has been selling a new, low-carb, dietetic form of chocolate made with sugar-free, artificial sweetener. Sales have been brisk, but there have been problems shipping the wrong type of chocolate to an address with a diabetic person. There were a number of complaints and Williwonk’s sent a number of free boxes of chocolate to ease the situation.
Management would like to sell products using the Web but only has a few Web pages with information about the company and an order form that could be printed. Web ordering does not exist. One of the senior executives would like to sell customized chocolates with the name of a person on each piece.
Although the production area has assured management that this could be easily done, there is no method to order customized chocolates. Another senior executive has mentioned that Williwonk’s has partnered with several European chocolate manufacturers and will be importing chocolate from a variety of countries. At present, this must be done over the phone, with email, or by mail. The executive wants an internal Web site that will enable employees to order directly from the partner companies. All this has led a number of managers to request trend analysis. Too much inventory results in stale chocolate, whereas at other times there is a shortage of a certain kind of chocolate.
Seasonal and holiday variation trends would help Williwonk’s maintain an adequate inventory. The inventory control manager has insisted that all changes must be implemented before the next holiday season. “The time for this to be complete is an absolute due date,” remarked Candy, a senior manager. “Make sure that everything works perfectly before the site goes public,” she continues, “I don’t want any customers receiving the wrong orders!” In addition, the order processing manager has mentioned that the system must be secure.
You had been working for two weeks with Williwonk’s on some minor modifications for its inventory information system when you overheard two managers discussing these occurrences. List the possible opportunities or problems among them that might lend themselves to systems projects.
5. a.Create a problem definition for the Williwonk’s, as described in Problem 4. Estimate the weights of importance. Include at least one requirement and one constraint.
b.Create a list of user requirements for the problem definition created in Problem 5
1. Congress and the president decide that the United States should reduce air pollutionby reducing its use of gasoline. They impose a $0.50 tax for each gallon ofgasoline...May 07 2020
Post a 1- to 2-paragraph analysis of three paraphrases of a source passage. In your own words, identify which paraphrase you think is most effective, and explain why. Als...Aug 27 2020
A monopoly shuts down when a)the short run price is below its average variable costs. b)the long run price is below its average variable costs. c)the average cost is less...Jun 03 2020
Consider a. Simpson_38 (see Problem 49) with n = 9b. quadProblem 49Write a user-defined function with function call I = Simpson_ 38(f,a,b,n) that estimates the value of t...Jul 22 2020
The fee paid by a retailer to a credit card company is considered a contra-revenue account by the retailer.52.Upon making a credit card sale, a business should record the...Jan 11 2020
Should a firm shut down if its revenue is R = $ 1,000 per week, a. Its variable cost is VC = $ 500, and its sunk fixed cost is F = $ 600? b. Its variable cost is VC = $ 1...Apr 03 2020
Vitale Hair Spray had sales of 8,000 units in March. A 50 percent increase is expected in April. The company will maintain 5 percent of expected unit sales for April in e...Apr 24 2020
Which of the following is true regarding a note receivable?Dec 10 2017
Which of the following statements is TRUE?A) Appropriations of retained earnings require journal entries, but restrictions on retained earnings do not.B) No journal entr...Dec 19 2019
What have you learned about factors related to success in online education from reading the articles by Waschull (2005) and Roper (2007)?2. How can you specifically incor...Feb 01 2020
Welcome to MyCourseHelp Services, World's leading Academic solutions provider with Millions of Happy Students.