IMT - MIS
Institute of Management Technology Centre for Distance Learning Ghaziabad
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 play in decision-making? 3. Explain the need for information management. 4. Discuss how information systems relate to business strategies. 5. Explain the various information models.
Assignment-I = 5 Marks
SECOND SET OF ASSIGNMENTS ASSIGNMENT-II
1. Explain the different decision-making models. 2. What are digital firms? What role do information systems play in such firms?
Assignment-II = 5 Marks
3. What is meant by supply chain management? Why is it necessary for an organization? 4. How do information systems aid logistics? 5. What are group decision support systems? What are their characteristics and what role do they play in enhancing group decision-making?
THIRD SET OF ASSIGNMENTS ASSIGNMENT-III
Assignment-III = 5 Marks
1. Define software quality. What role does the management of a business organization play in software quality assurance? 2. 'The future of a business cannot be safe if its information is not safe.' Explain how a business organization can ensure system safety in light of this statement. 3. The Internet has transformed the shape and form of business enterprises. Do you agree? Give reasons for your answer. 4. Explain requirement analysis. 5. Why is information system evaluation significant? What are the attributes on the basis of which an information system is evaluated?
FOURTH SET OF ASSIGNMENTS CASE - 1
Case Studies = 5 Marks
FLEXTRONICS GLOBAL INFORMATION SYSTEM
You may not have heard of Flextronics, but you probably use something they have made everyday. Singapore-based Flextronics is a contract manufacturer that makes the innards of technology products, such as cell phones, PCs and Internet hardware for household names, such as Cisco, Dell computers and Ericsson mobile phones. In the fast paced hyper-competitive technology industry, profit margins for electronic manufacturing services, such as Flextronics are razor thin, amounting to no more than 3-5 per cent. Yet, during the past seven years, Flextronics has been able to skyrocket from a tiny company into a multi-billion dollar global organization. How did Flextronics do it? The answer lies in a skilful, supply chain management information system (MIS). Flextronics continually collects and analyses its supply chain information to standardize and coordinate the work of its factories around the globe. The company has built a low-cost manufacturing network in China, Singapore and Mexico and other locations around the world. It has built facilities, such as campuses with water, sewer, computer lines and buildings for suppliers, close to its factories. The campuses are standardized so that they look and perform the same way, regardless of their location. Flextronics thus offers inexpensive manufacturing facilities that are not too far away from its European and US clients. Flextronics uses the same ERP software in the same configuration in all its factories so that it can standardize and coordinate their work more precisely. The same business processes for doing manufacturing work are thus replicated worldwide. Employees who access the Flextronics global Information system can see data pulled together from practically every Flextronics factory on four continents. A part buyer...