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MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS
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Institute of Management Technology Centre for Distance Learning Ghaziabad

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IMT CENTRE FOR DISTANCE LEARNING GHAZIABAD Distance Learning Programme MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS
Notes: a. Write answers in your own words as far as possible and refrain from copying from text books/handouts. b. All answers should be of 200 words. c. Write on one side of the paper. d. Answers of Assignments I, II, III and IV (Case Study) must be sent together. e. Mail the answer sheet along with a copy of the assignment for evaluation and return.

FIRST SET OF ASSIGNMENTS ASSIGNMENT-I
1. What types of information systems are used by organizations? 2. What role does information
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When someone uses the system to place an order, the system displays a pop-up window that might show where he or she could get a better price on the same item and whether the component could be obtained from a Flextronics factory that is overstocked on that item. Flextronics 2000 design engineers can work jointly on design specifications from different locations using OneSpace Web-based collaboration software. Armed with such powerful software and well-designed business processes, Flextronics is now assuming the responsibility for an even larger portion of its client’s supply chain. About 85 to 90 per cent of its revenues come from its traditional outsourced manufacturing work where in the company makes a part of a product for a client and then ships it to the client for assembly into the finished product. What Flextronics’ new strategy will do is to enable customers, such as Cisco systems, to entrust the manufacturing process for the entire products to Flextronics. Cisco will focus on product design and marketing and Flextronics will do the rest. Flextronics can also use its end-to-end manufacturing capabilities for other clients as well. The Swedish cell phone company recently contracted to handover its entire manufacturing process to Flextronics. Flextronics would like to takeover design work for customers as well. If the work is a Web-based product design system that extracts individual components of information from a

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