Executive Summary The Company Boca Electronics

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Executive Summary
The company Boca Electronics, is a manufacturer of semiconductor components. Founded in 2002 this company mains products of production are microprocessors, lighting-emitting diodes (LEDs), rectifiers, suppressors. The company has been doing relatively well financially for the past 4 years but, has recently started to face some issues due to an economy slowdown and competition from other competitors within the industry. Also, the company has inherited mainframe system from their parent company which has led to a breakdown in communication amongst departments, increased lead times and failure to meet large orders in a short time span (Sanders, p. 87 & 88).
When Boca Electronics forecasts sales and production it is often changed by the time orders have been placed with the suppliers. Issues also emerge because of lack of sync between the suppliers and the firm due to which product prices cannot be determined. Also, the accounting department which is responsible for processing invoices usually has to email managers in other departments due to needed alterations causing a lot of time wasting. Also, the system used by sales department and other departments within the company are not the same, which leaves them with inaccurate data ‘as one department data is updated and others are not. The main issue for these problems is an inadequate information system used by the company which has resulted in many of the Boca Electronics problems due to the different…
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