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    IS for FYC

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    PROBLEM:

    Donna, the CEO, wants you, as a new employee, to critically analyze the IS setup and organizational hierarchy before your first Executive Committee Meeting (ECM).

    The Executive Committee so far consists of Donna and Director-level-and-above associates: Tom, Karen, Annika, Dan, Lara, Kevin, and Debbie.

    Answer these questions:

    1. Do you agree with the role of ISs and the importance placed on them in FYC? Why or why not?

    2. With the given information so far, what are the greatest issues with the organizational processes? What changes would you propose?

    3. Explain your stance and the importance of ISs in the organization. Think strategically using the standard organizational definitions. Critique FYC's organizational structure, hierarchy, and interdependence on IS.

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    1. Do you agree with the role of ISs and the importance placed on them in FYC? Why or why not?
    I do not agree with the role of IS and the importance place on them in FYC:
    1. FYC is a multi channel marketer, it is using a brick and mortar as well as online selling strategy, however its approach to IS is inadequate.
    2. FYC has a website but the website is not properly marketed.
    3. There is no systematic use of IS for operations;
    4. There is little use of IS for supply chain management.
    5. There is no use of IS for communication with suppliers of raw materials or placing orders with them.
    6. There is no use of IS for inventory management in FYC.
    7. There is lack of adequate IS/IT training in FYC.
    8. Dan who is the key person who should increase the business of FYC does not appreciate the use of FYC.
    9. Even though Kevin has suggested improvements in the IS/IT structure of the company there are actually no substantial changes in the IS/IT at FYC.
    10. Marc who is managing the IS department does not have great initiative or vision to use IT to improve the business of FYC.

    2. With the given information so far, what are the greatest issues with the organizational processes? What changes would you propose?
    1. The sales department is basically a brick and mortar department and is not suitable for going in for full scale IT/IS ...

    Solution Summary

    This posting discusses the role of IS in For Your Comfort... It also gives you the issues critical for making IS related decisions.

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