A management information system (MIS) is a subset of the overall internal controls of a business covering the application of people, documents, technologies, and procedures by management accountants to solving business problems such as costing a product, service or a business-wide strategy. Management information systems are distinctive from regular information systems in that they are used to analyze other information systems applied in operational actions in the organization. A 'MIS' is a system for the collection, treatment, storage and dissemination of data in the form of information necessary to carry out the functions of management.
MIS and information system are frequently confused. The information systems include systems that are not planned for decision making. The area of study, MIS is sometimes referred to, in a restricted sense, as information technology management. It should not be confused with the computer science. MIS also having some differences between Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) as ERP incorporates elements that are not essentially focused on decision support. Today, the term is used widely in a number of contexts and includes (but is not limited to): decision support systems, resource and people management applications, project management and database retrieval application.
In this assignment, I have conduct research about the chosen company – Flextronics which is a leading Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) provider. I have identified the information about the company and describe the information systems in the company in terms of its input, processes and outputs and in terms of its organization, management and technology features and the importance of the system to the company. The impact of information technology (in this case the usage of information system) to the company is also included in this assignment.
Overview of Flextronics
Headline: Design. Build. Ship. Service.
Flextronics is a leading Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) provider focused on delivering complete design, engineering and manufacturing services to automotive, computing, consumer digital, industrial, infrastructure, medical and mobile OEMs. It is headquartered in Singapore. Flextronics helps customers design, build, ship, electronics products and services through the network facilities in 30 countries and 4 continents. The existence of this global design and engineering is to provide a solution, together with core electronics manufacturing and logistics services, and vertically integrated components of the technology, to optimize customer operations by lowering costs and shortening time to market.
Serving OEM Customers Worldwide
Flextronics offers the broadest worldwide EMS capabilities, from design resources to end-to-end vertically integrated global supply chain services. Flextronics designs, builds and ships complete packaged products for its Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) customers and provides after-market and field services to support customer end-to-end supply chain requirements. Flextronics provides more value and innovation, in order to make full use of its customers in the global economy of scale in manufacturing, logistics, procurement, design, engineering and ODM services to a wide range of products and customer base. Flextronics in 30 countries, with world-class team, including about 4,000 design engineers, through the 7 diversified customer market segments and six major business units. Flextronics to strengthen the global business and provide more resources to increase the design and engineering solutions, vertical integration and manufacturing, logistics, and component technologies, to optimize customer operations by lowering costs and shortening time to market.
Significant Scale and Execution of a Worldwide System
Flextronics has set up a wide range of network design, manufacturing, logistics facilities, the world's leading electronic...