Demonstrate with the aid of a diagram the three (3) levels of an organisation and demonstrate at which level the transaction processing system would operate.
A hypermarket system is to be executed with a transaction processing system and management information system. Demonstrate how the MIS would allow the hypermarket to maintain competitive-edge with respect to:
a. Stock management;
b. Re-order levels;
c. Accounts Payable and Receivables; and
d. Procurement Management
A large multinational is planning to execute a new Information System which will integrate all operations involved at its head-quarters and fourteen branches ut of which six are external. The CIO of the company would like all information to be centralised at headquarters for confidentiality and consistency reasons. The telecommunication costs of the system is however very high and might not justify the investment. Give some alternative scenarios and illustrate the advantages and disadvantages.
In the above instance, the multinational is also going for a business process re-engineering (BPR) exercise. In brief describe the reasons which have motivated the multinational to go for this exercise.