Centralized Inventory System

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Chapter 1
Introduction
Introduction
In a modernizing world like today, computers serve as assistants to any kind of business throughout the world. They can produce and store business records, provide backup copies, and connect people through internet. Technology is continuously growing and so companies are adapting to these changes as well. These changes had also improved businesses. Computers have great impact to many items in today's society, especially in business area. Businesses use computers for keeping track of accounts, money, or items that are needed. It is noticeable that business people are using computers a lot, especially laptops and other portable computers that may be taken to the work area. In today’s business environment, even small and mid-size businesses have come to rely on computerized inventory systems for managing materials and equipment effectively. Centralized inventory system allows users to maintain and track materials no matter where they are located and provide some information when supplies are running low. Automation can dramatically impact all phases of inventory management, including counting and monitoring of inventory items, recording and retrieval of item storage location recording changes to inventory and anticipating inventory needs, including inventory handling requirements. Computerized tracking systems have emerged as a key component of business strategies aimed at increasing productivity and maintaining competitiveness. Background of the Study

According to their official website “Founded on November 28, 1928, Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT) is the leading telecommunications provider in the Philippines. Through its three principal business groups - fixed line, wireless, and information and communication technology - PLDT offers the largest and most diversified range of telecommunications services across the Philippines’ most extensive fiber optic backbone and fixed line, cellular and satellite networks. PLDT Business Solutions is a complete portfolio of products designed to serve the ever-growing and demanding communications requirements of today’s corporate market. With PLDT’s widest array of offerings committed to provide world class technology, strong global alliances and reliable customer support, your company is assured of only the best-fit communications solutions. With PLDT’s 80 years of unrivaled leadership in the telecommunications industry, you are guaranteed of quality service “ PLDT – North Luzon Core Network (NoLuzCnet), a division also called the PLDT’s Life, handles vital networks elements of PLDT from access, transport and core network elements. This division has 11 Staging areas namely Baguio, Tarlac, Tuguegarao, Cabanatuan, San Fernando Pampanga(SFP), San Fernando La Union (SFU), Laoag, Balanga, Dagupan, Olongapo, Sampaloc (NoPrem) and Malolos. These staging areas divided into four (4) field forces. The PLDT - NoLuzCnet Division is currently using MS Excel in handling inventory of their equipment. In this process, every required data must be typed by the user. The user categorizes the inventory through the use of sheets ranging from tools and equipment, service vehicles, laptops, ACU, Genset, dc power and a sheet for the summary. The inventory records an item's type, brand/model, quantity, etc. With these, some burdens exist which limits the productivity of the company in the said process, such as multiple excel files containing different categories per sheets, repetition of data to be inputted/entered and due to the interface of MS Excel data could be placed in the wrong cell. The proponents affiliated with the Tarlac Staging Area of North Luzon Core network where they have observed the flow of inventory process which needs improvement, that will help the employee in-charge to lessen the time consume by manual inventory process. In this study, the proponents will develop a centralized inventory system of the Corenet division that will...
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