Assignment on Computer Information System

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RUNNING HEAD: Computing and Information SystemsComputing and information systems
Computing and Information Systems1Table of ContentsIntroduction......................................................................................................................................2Question 1: The exponential growth in the Internet and e-commerce has given rise to theincreased importance of supply chain systems. Discuss what is meant by a supply chain systemand identify the benefits that these systems might bring to an organization. For each of thebenefits, you have identified provide a real-life example of an organization that has received thisbenefit..............................................................................................................................................3Question 2: Michael Porter describes a value chain which strips down the organization’sactivities and divides them into primary activities and support activities. For each of the activitiesidentified in the value chain, both primary and secondary, identify an information system thatmay be used to support this activity. Illustrate your answer with appropriate examples................5Question 3: The Internet is frequently said to improve the quality of life. Describe FIVE ways inwhich the Internet has improved the quality of life for individuals and FIVE ways in which it hasled to a decline in the quality of life. Illustrate your answer with examples...................................7Question 4: It has been argued that there is no such thing as a sustainable strategic advantage tobe gained from the use of information systems. Discuss the extent to which you agree with thisstatement..........................................................................................................................................9Conclusion.....................................................................................................................................11References......................................................................................................................................12
Computing and Information Systems2Coursework Assignment 1IntroductionThis assignment has been conducted on the topic “Computing and Information Systems” inwhich discussion will be made regarding the information systems in relation to businessprofessionals. This assignment will focus on the role and impact of the information systems onthe business so as to develop knowledge of the different aspects related to information systems.This assignment will discuss the concept of supply chain system and benefits associated with theuse of supply chain systems for an organization. It also discusses the different informationsystems which are being used for supporting the primary and secondary activities of the MichaelPorter’s value chain analysis. Advantages and disadvantages associated with the use of theinternet have been discussed which affects the quality of life. It also discusses the role ofinformation systems in gaining a sustainable strategic advantage.
Computing and Information Systems3Question 1: The exponential growth in the Internet and e-commerce has given rise to theincreased importance of supply chain systems. Discuss what is meant by a supply chain systemand identify the benefits that these systems might bring to an organization. For each of thebenefits, you have identified provide a real-life example of an organization that has received thisbenefit.Supply chain system can be defined as a computer system or software which is used by anorganization for the purpose of reducing the inventory and lowering the costs of assembling anddistributing the supply chain. Supply chain system helps the organization in reducing the costand complexity of the manufacturing process of the organizations. The reason behind thecreation of supply chain system is to enhance the quality, minimizing the cost and gaining acompetitive advantage over the others in the business environment. Supply chain systems arebeing used by the large organizations with a motive to vertically integrate the supplier functionsand distribution activities for maximizing the production and logistical control (Kondratjev,2015).There are various benefits associated with the use of supply chain system which enhancesthe performance of the organization. These benefits of the supply chain system are discussedbelow:Enhanced collaboration: Organization will be capable of tracking the status of the rawmaterial and finished products by tracking the suppliers and distributors. Organizationscan track whether the business is in receiving position or sending position. It enhancesthe relationship between the organization and other parties. For example, SAP is offeringdifferent functions including shipping, manufacturing, and procurement. This systemhelps in communicating in a better manner (Hanks, 2018).
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