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Case Study: Riordan Manufacturing, Inc.
This paper is a case study that creates a systems development plan for Riordan Manufacturing, Inc., an international plastics producer.
# 102518 | 2,635 words | 4 sources | APA | 2008 | US

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This paper describes a case study in which there has been a drop in productivity and efficiency at Riordan Manufacturing, leading quality management to analyze the current process of inventory management and control. The author points out that Riordan found that the outdated inventory computer system has been causing delays in receiving raw materials, in manufacturing, including inventory problems, and in the shipping of final products to consumers. The paper related that this Riordan decided to upgrade the computer system to improve overall production and management. The author demonstrates that the use of a "Service Request SR-rm-003, Development of an ERP System" form to guide the system development life cycle (SDLC), a decision-making process that an organization uses to modify existing business information systems. The paper uses this SDLC to proceed with the plan to revamp the current IT system.

Table of Contents:
Executive Summary
Service Request
Business Requirements for SDLC: Riordan

From the Paper:

"The investigation stage of the SDLC cycle is used to determine the need for improvement and to examine if the improvements are worth implementing. Riordan has already answered the question of the need of improvements. The company's investigations have determined that the company needs to implement an ERP system. Riordan also examined the financial aspects of the project and found that the company does have enough capital to finance this project. The development team also determined that it would be more cost effective to use an external organization to provide the necessary components of the new ERP system."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Apollo Group, Inc. (2006). Riordan Manufacturing. Finance & accounting - overview. Retrieved January 25, 2008. CIS/319 - Computers and Information Processing.
  • Apollo Group, Inc. (2006). Service Requests. Retrieved January 11, 2008 from UOP Website:
  • PeopleSoft (2007). Oracle Systems. Retrieved electronically on January 25, 2008 from the Oracle website: enterprise.html
  • Stair, R., & Reynolds, G. (2006). Fundamentals of information systems (3th ed.). Boston: Thompson Course Technology. Retrieved electronically from UOP website:

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