Timberline Technology

Timberline Technology
Ans-8
Locations

Northern California, Upper Midwest, six sales locations
 
Units
Northern California – Manufacturing unit, information system for inventory management
Upper Midwest – Finance, Accounting, HR, and Information Systems for payroll & accounts
Six Cities – Sales offices
 
Functions
Planning; Research & Development; Manufacturing; HR management; Accounts management; Payroll management; Information system management; Supply and Distribution; Procurement; Inventory management; Sales
 
Processes
R&D; Manufacturing; Procurement; Supply and Distribution; Payments; Information system implementation
 
Data Entities
Customer; Product; Supplier; Raw material; Machines; Order; Manufacturing location; workers
 
Information Systems for the Company
Information system is required for the company to;
Manage the inventories
Manage the HR
Manage the payrolls
Manage the accounts receivable and payables
Ans-9:
Planning Matrix for Function-to-Data Entity
Data Entity
Functions
Customer
Product
Supplier
Raw Material
Machines
Order
Factory
Workers
Management
Manufacturing
1.R&D
X
X
2.Productions planning
X
X
X
3.Scheduling
X
X
X
X
4.Fabrication of circuits
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
5.Finishing of circuits
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
6.Packaging of circuits
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Accounting and Finance
1. Budgeting
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
2. Accounts payable
X
X
X
X
X
X
3. Accounts receivable
X
X
X
X
X
X
4. Salaries
X
X
Marketing and Sales
1. Marketing Research
X
X
X
2. Marketing Communication
X
X
X
3. Order Preparation
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
4. Distribution
X
X
X
X
X
Planning Matrix for Process-to-Data Entity
Data Entity
Process
Customer
Product
Supplier
Raw Material
Machines
Order
Factory
Workers
Management
Manufacturing
1.R&D
X
X
2.Scheduling
X
X
X
X
3.Fabrication and finishing of circuits
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Accounting and Finance
1. Budgeting
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Marketing and Sales
1. Marketing Research
X
X
X
2. Marketing Communication
X
X
X
Planning Matrix for Process-to-Information Systems
Information Systems
Process
CAD
CAM
Payroll Processing
Accounting System
Inventory Management
Manufacturing
1.R&D
X
X
2.Scheduling
X
X
3.Fabrication and finishing of circuits
X
X
X
Accounting and Finance
1. Budgeting
 
X
X
X
X
Marketing and Sales
1. Marketing Research
 
 
X
X
2. Marketing Communication
X
X
Planning Matrix for Data Entity-to-Information Systems
Information Systems
Data Entity
CAD
CAM
Payroll Processing
Accounting System
Inventory Management
Customer
X
Product
X
X
X
X
Raw Material
X
X
Supplier
X
X
Machines
X
X
X
Order
X
X
X
Factory
X
X
X
Worker
X
X
Management
X
X
X
X
X
 
NOTE: The following information systems not listed in the case are likely to be required for efficient operations at Timberline;
i.                    Manpower planning and recruitment
ii.                  Marketing Information System
iii.                Transaction Processing System
iv.                Decision Support System
v.                  Management Information System

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