In order to fully and efficiently utilize our proposed vendor managed inventory system, we have performed extensive research of numerous hardware and software configurations. Among the many obvious requirements of the system are cost, scalability, compatibility, and ease of use. Some methods for consideration are outlined below.
Cost - In order to keep costs down, we have decided to utilize the Internet. Vendors would be responsible for providing their own computer system in order to access the VMI. Our role would include maintaining a dedicated server, supplying software, and providing access.
Scalability - In an effort to apply forward-thinking, we are recommending a system that will provide all of the functionality and …show more content…
This process will involve these steps:
1. Unpacking the equipment .25 hours
2. Verification of shipped materials against packing slip .25 hours
3. Racking the equipment. .50 hours
4. Configuring equipment setup. 2 hours Total 4 hours
For the VMI project it is recommended that the vendor be able to log into our system through a Virtual Private Network (VPN). VPN will give the vendor secure access through our firewall. Once they have logged into our network a java applet will be pushed to their desktop. When this applet is run it will install Oracle 's JInitiator on the vendor 's machine to allow them access to our Oracle Application database. JInitiator is an Oracle plug-in which Java applets, including the forms applet; is executed from. The vendor will use this applet to access custom forms, reports and charts detailing current inventory levels and consumption history on our Oracle system. Figure 1 The vendor will assigned a vendor
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To be successful in today’s business environment, an organization must be able to perform certain fundamentals accurately and efficiently. One of these elements is having an effective and efficient Inventory System Management (ISM). ISM enables one to have the knowledge of where his or her inventory is at every step of the way. This allows one to better interact with consumer and make sales. Choosing the right ISM can lead and pave the ground work for future business success and profitability.
Use of vendor credentials: Furthermore, since the company is using a vendor product, it is appropriate to limit the network access to the vendor portal. By doing that, any unauthorized person who obtains the confidential credentials will not be able to access vendor portal unless they access the portal from the network that has the rights to access the portal. Also, account control and monitoring are necessary to provide multi-factor authentication that gives access to the vendor portal
You have been hired by a medium size (approximately 200 employees) widget manufacturing company to do a complete evaluation of their computer needs and make recommendations to them about an information system to support their business. Currently several of their support departments are using manual processes and they wish to automate their accounting and human resources business processes. They also want to harness the power of the Internet in their business.
The main stakeholders involved with this project will include the following departments and personnel. The Finance and Accounting division will participate in the organizing the General Ledgers and monthly income statements. The Sales, Marketing and Inventory divisions will participate in communicating the needs and processes of ordering, material supply, and product delivery. The IT department will make recommendations based on department needs and corporate demands to improve eficientcy and advance the current computing
Consider the overall purpose of the system and at least two system options or alternative versions of the system capable of satisfying organisational requirements.
The main objective of Ryesio IT Solutions, is to design a cost effective network solution satisfying the needs/wants of the clients/customers that support the software application that enables customers to review the status of maintenance and repairs ensuring that the applications are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Based on the contract of the terms and conditions Ryesio isolates the North, Central, and South offices from the Internet, securing the private networks of the maintenance department and the administrative office. Providing Internet connectivity to all the Offices and allowing suppliers to access Metro Condominium Inc., we also allow prospective owners to take virtual tours on an external server/website. Inc. The network
There are a total of 500 clients systems owned by RavenTech, LLC. They are evenly distributed between desktops and laptops, and between Windows 7 OS and Windows XP OS machines (Table 2). The Windows 7 machines are not being modified at this time, and will be primarily unaffected by this migration. The desktops and laptops that are currently running Windows XP were new at the time of purchase. While the hardware is older than the Windows 7 machines, it is still functional, and parts for these machines are still easily obtainable for the near future. The Windows XP computers have an Intel Core 2 Duo E6400 processor in the desktop systems, and a P8400 processor in the laptop systems. The desktops and laptops each have 2GB DDR3 1066MHz RAM, and can be upgraded to at least 8GB DDR3 RAM. The laptops have a port for connecting an external monitor. Excluding the OS, RavenTech uses software applications that are available for Windows and Linux, or are cloud-based Software as a Service (SaaS), so employee training on new productivity software will not be required. The company uses Virtual Local Area Networks (VLANs) and private IP space on the internal network. A minimum of one desktop XP machine
Nowadays, in an era that has advanced technology and a place in the world. Everything can be linked only at your fingertips in the times of rapidly developing with the sophisticated technology of today. Therefore, an inventory system is also not lagging behind in introducing a method of keeping an inventory data systematically and safely. The system plays a very important role in improving the competitiveness of a business. Usually, organizations today face too many challenges to achieve the cost, speed and reliability. Efficient inventory system really help in order to make sure the store’s performance and data record is always in good condition and secured from abusers. The system basically to ease the admin to manage the
Inventory management has two very different, but effective methods: Vendor managed inventory, and consignment inventory. A company may choose to utilize either of these two methods to manage inventory. If a company is able to manage inventory, they will be better able to work the company's capital to the fullest extent. The following paper will identify the differences between the two as well as identify what type of company is best suited for each method.
Vendor-managed inventory (VMI) is an inventory management system in which the supplier undertakes the responsibility of maintaining inventory for the retailer and makes sure that there won’t be any stock out situation. VMI is a coordination mechanism which has been gaining a lot of attention. The replenishment orders for the goods are no longer rendered by retailers, it is the supplier who manages the replenishment orders, time and quantity. It originated with the realization that vendors could efﬁciently control the ﬂow of goods from raw materials to the ﬁnal consumer, and the buyers could enjoy reduced stock levels and increased service levels. The advantages of VMI partnership include reduction of costs not
Conventional thinking about VMI states that it can be achieved by the quality of the information shared. The study by Marloes J.T. Claassen, Arjan J. van Weele, Erik M. van Raaij in the paper “Performance Outcomes and Success Factors of Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI)” reveals that VMI success is impacted by the quality of the buyer-supplier relationship, the quality of the IT-system and the intensity of information sharing. Vendor managed inventory concept comes with the various benefits to supplier as well customer. The information about actual demand and forecasted demand is available in an early stage of supply chain, hence suppliers are better able to align their production processes to customer demand. This way, fluctuations in the process can be easily smoothened over time and supplier can respond proactively instead of proactively. The VMI, supplier becomes responsible for determining replenishment schedule for customer, hence supplier becomes more flexible in managing their production. When supplier is responsible for transportation, they can potentially utilize this opportunity for significant transportation cost reduction.