HI5019 STRATEGIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS T2 2016
Each student will write a literature review of NOT more than 1500 words. The review should demonstrate that the student has thoroughly researched their topic. Students should use examples of business practice from the scholarly journals papers, conferences, books and professional magazines to support their arguments
The literature review would be on accounting software/packages used in Australia. The research would cover history, development and adoption, the current market size, identify the leaders in the market and what gives them the competitive advantage. Students are also required to identify the current gaps or challenges encountered by users or customers of accounting software/packages and make relevant suggestions or recommendations.
Research reports are to be presented in hard copy in size 12 Times New Roman or 10 Calibri Font and double spaced. The research should include a list of at least 5 references used in the research report and a bibliography of the wider reading done to familiarize oneself with the topic.
Submission: Hard-copy to tutors/lecturers assignment box and a copy of the report generated from SAFE ASSIGN attached to it.
You are reminded to read the “Plagiarism” section of the course description. Your research should be a synthesis of ideas from a variety of sources expressed in your own words.
All reports must use the Harvard referencing style. Marking rubrics are attached.
Franklin Fan Company – Forecasting
To assess your ability to
Discuss the issues on the forecasting system being used by a company.
Recommend how to improve the forecasting method.
Develop a forecast for each month of the next year and justify the forecast and method used.
Integrate established operation management principles into the discussion.
Write a business report based on 5-step critical thinking decision making model.
Review the attached Brief Rubric.
Read the attached case: Franklin Fan Company-Forecasting.
You may need to review the attached Inventory Management (Last week’s assignment).
Case Background: You are to take on the role of Sharon Place. Address your brief to Dan Block and Ed Spriggs.
Download the 5-Step Critical-Thinking Decision-Making Model.
Complete Step1: Identify the problem(s) and uncertainties based on the assigned problem.
Complete Step2: Obtain Information addressing the problem(s) from Step 1 and the following:
Comment on the forecasting system being used by the Franklin Fan Company.
Suggest changes or improvements that you believe are justified.
Develop your own forecast for window fans for each month of the next year, 2015. Justify your forecast and the method you used.
Complete Step3: Make predictions about the future on the matrix.
Complete Step4: Make decisions by choosing among the alternatives on the matrix.
In MBA Business Brief format, write a two-page analysis incorporating the following: