Information System Management

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Information Systems Management

Case Study on

Challenges of Information Systems at Maruti

By

Ajay Sharma

Table of Contents

Topic| Page No.|
Objective| 3|
About the Company| 3|
What are Information Systems and their types| 3|
Need of Information Systems at Maruti| 4|
Challenges in Maruti| 4-7|
Types of Information Systems at Maruti for challenges| 7| Role of TPS, MIS| 7|
Implementation Benefits| 7|
Benefits of IS at Maruti| 8-9|
Conclusion| 9|
References| 10|

Objective

Analyse the information systems in context of Maruti, understand the need, challenges and benefits of information systems at Maruti. About the Company

Maruti Suzuki India Limited (MSIL, formerly known as Maruti Udyog Limited) is a subsidiary of Suzuki Motor Corporation, Japan. Maruti Suzuki has been the leader of the Indian car market for over two and a half decades. The company has two manufacturing facilities located at Gurgaon and Manesar, south of New Delhi, India. Both the facilities have a combined capability to produce over a 1.5 million (1,500,000) vehicles annually. The company plans to expand its manufacturing capacity to 1.75 million by 2013.

The Company offers 15 brands and over 150 variants ranging from people's car Maruti 800 to the latest Life Utility Vehicle, Ertiga. The portfolio includes Maruti 800, Alto, Alto K10, A-star, Estilo, WagonR, Ritz, Swift, Swift DZire, SX4, Omni, Eeco, Kizashi, Grand Vitara, Gypsy and Ertiga. In an environment friendly initiative, in August 2010 Maruti Suzuki introduced factory fitted CNG option on 5 models across vehicle segments. These include Eeco, Alto, Estilo, Wagon R and Sx4. With this Maruti Suzuki became the first company in India to introduce factory fitted CNG vehicles. What are Information Systems

Information systems (IS) are the study of complementary networks of hardware and software that people and organizations use to collect, filter, process, create, and distribute data. Information technology has amplified our intellectual and physical abilities more than anything since the development of the written word. Engineering marvels such as the Internet, the global positioning system, and the human genome project became possible only with advances in information technology. Today there are eight billion computers in the world. Most are embedded invisibly in products, making goods and services safer, more secure, flexible, and energy-efficient, and less expensive than ever before. The tremendous advances in productivity that we have witnessed in the past decade rest on this foundation.

Purpose: Information systems are implemented within an organization for the purpose of improving the effectiveness and efficiency of that organization. Capabilities of the information system and characteristics of the organization, its work systems, its people, and its development and implementation methodologies together determine the extent to which that purpose is achieved Information Systems bridges business and computer science using the theoretical foundations of information and computation to study various business models and related algorithmic processes within a computer science discipline.

Need of information systems in Maruti

1. Maintain huge dealer network
2. Maintain huge supplier network
3. Adapting to technological changes
4. Large company employee database – HRMS
5. Training and development – put some money invested in the market 6. Order management and its integration with the production 7. Inventory management and MRP
8. Customer Relationship Management
9. New products information

Computer Applications in Manufacturing
Technology
CAD/CAM
Manufacturing Information Systems
Logistics Support
Scheduling
Project Management

Role of TPS - These were introduced in order to enhance the efficiency of the operations sector and to constitute the database of the...
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