Information Systems in Super Store Management
I. Orientation to the Report
A. The Authorization Facts Ms. Shakila Yasmin, Lecturer, Institute of Business Administration (IBA), authorized us to assess the various Computer Applications in a Business Organization. We have chosen two leading superstores for this purpose - Meena Bazar, one of the Country’s largest departmental store chains, and Etcetera Bangladesh (Pvt.) Ltd. (ETC), one of Dhaka's first non-essential commodity retail outlets. Super stores (or departmental stores) offering wide range of products- from vegetables, meat, grocery, and beverages to stationeries, toys and cosmetics were not uncommon in Bangladesh. Transactions of such stores were however always done manually. Submission of this report is due 04 February 2007 B. Objective of the Report Objective of this report was to learn about the various applications of Computer systems in a typical business environment and analyze the applications in terms of the different aspects covered in our “Computer Applications and Programming” course. We conducted our study on Meena Bazar and Etcetera Bangladesh (Pvt.) Ltd. (ETC), and identified the multipurpose role of computer systems in managing such stores. The main objective was to relate our knowledge of computer and its applications to superstore management. C. Data Collection Much of the information comes from interviewing Kazi Inam Ahmed, Director, Meena Bazar, Rashed Al Mamoon, In-charge IT, Meena Bazar. Remaining data comes from a questionnaire survey done on number of employees who are working at different management levels in MEENA BAZAR.
Computer Systems in Super Store Management
II. Overview of Meena Bazar and ETC
Meena Bazar, one of the Country’s largest departmental store chains started operation of its 1st outlet from 1st November 2002, at Dhanmondi. The 2nd outlet was opened on 1st August 2004 in Khulna. They offer about 40,000... [continues]
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