In order to determine the amount of raw material to be purchased to the Dabar Nepal for its food and beverage items, it needs to analyze the customer demand. You are appointed as the system analyst to develop computer based system for customer demand analysis of Dabar Nepal food and beverage items. Based upon your approach, answer the following specific questions.
a. Which will be the appropriate model and why?
b. What are other systems which have correlation with customer demand analysis? Explain.
c. Make a sample demand form to acquire the raw material to produce the noodles.
a) In this particular analysis of the food and beverage item of Dabar Nepal, the spiral model for the system development is appropriate.
The spiral model is a software development process combining elements of both design and prototyping-in-stages, in an effort to combine advantages of top-down and bottom-up concepts. Also known as the spiral lifecycle model (or spiral development), it is a systems development method (SDM) used in information technology (IT). This model of development combines the
features of the prototyping model and the waterfall model. This involves the continuous process of system development. As it combines the prototype and water fall model most of the activity would be covered.
Other systems which are interconnected with the customer demand analysis for the Food and Beverage of Dabar Nepal are as follows:
v) Human Resource Information System.
vi) Accounting and Finance Information System
vii) Production Information System
viii) Marketing Information System.
Human Resource Information System:
HRIS is mainly concerned about the recruitment, training, promotion and record keeping of the office personnel. Personnel effort is one of the major factors which can increase the customer demand of the product related with the food and beverages. On the other hand, if customer demand increases it may result in increase in sales. The increases in sales may lead to the workers eligibility for the incentive according to their effort.
Accounting and Finance Information System:
This system mainly focuses in keeping the record of all monetary transaction related with procurement, salary, marketing etc. Moreover financial information system helps to analyze the
investment, capital budgeting, internal rate of return, profit and loss. Though accounting information system only keeps the records of the monetary transaction, the information of this system is useful in the financial analysis.
Production Information System:
Production information system is mainly related with the logistics planning, acquisition of the raw materials, production execution, process control and machine control. The production/ manufacturing information system provides the overall information related with the material, machine, man power and time which has to be optimally utilized to deliver the product on time.
Marketing Information System:
The marketing information system is mainly focused with the planning, promotion and sale of existing products in the existing market and development of the new products and new market to better attract and serve present and potential customers.
All above system should extensively utilize the tools provided the Information Technology to achieve the objective at the best cost.