Background of MGMT Bakehouse Inc.
MGMT Bakehouse Inc (MBI), supplies bread, cakes and other specialty products, to a large percentage of the country; to the following customer types. Retailers e.g. supermarkets, who sell baked goods to the public, and MGMT Bakehouse Inc delivers to the retailers. Wholesalers also sell to the public, but come to MGMT Bakehouse Inc directly to collect their baked goods. Finally, institutions like hotels and hospitals, to whom MGMT Bakehouse Inc delivers directly, buy baked goods to incorporate into offering for their clients e.g. guests menus and patient meal plans.
From the ordering of flour and other ingredients to the processing of cash, receivables and payables, the company uses an integrated ERP with a common database for all of its business processes. Internally MGMT Bakehouse Inc is organized into the following departments: Production which bakes the bread; Distribution that delivers the bread; Sales Department where customer orders and wholesale pickups are managed; Marketing that promotes and manage the companyâs branded products; Finance and Accounting that manages the customer accounts; and HR which manages staffing and other related matters.
Returns management is all about the details. In a market where the customer can return stale bread forÂ up to a 100% refund, having âReturnsâ is like burning paper money. Supermarkets and wholesalers canÂ return bread but not institutions like hotels and hospitals. All baked goods have a shelf life of one week.Â That is, bread that is sold on Monday is returned the following Monday. Most customers place orders inÂ advance but wholesalers and hotels are sometimes ad-hoc and the company has to project/predict theirÂ orders.
From time to time, these ad-hoc orders can become a burden, especially when the demand for bakeÂ goods is high.Â In such times, management at MBI has to be extremely vigilant and maintain a high levelÂ ofÂ securityÂ both to itsÂ data and information.
You are required to review the above case and produce a Case Study (WORD) Report thatÂ respondsÂ to theÂ followingÂ questionsÂ on the case.
1. MGMT Bakehouse Inc, âuses an integrated ERP system with a common database for all of its business processesâ. Describe how this integrated ERP system works within the company and the business processes (if any) that would beÂ
2. Explaintwo security threats that can cause disruptions to MBIâs integrated ERP system and state the controls MBI should put in place to manage thoseÂ
3. Mostcustomers place orders in advance but wholesalers and hotels are sometimes ad-hoc and the company has to project/predict their orders.â Discuss two workable solutions MBI can incorporate, in order to manage/prevent ad-hoc orders. Which level of management would provide these solutions and why.
YourÂ CaseÂ StudyÂ (Word)Â Report mustÂ incorporate:Â
DetailsfromÂ theÂ scenario toÂ support yourÂ TheoryÂ fromÂ yourÂ readings.Â Five (5)Â scholarlyÂ referencesÂ requiredÂ from books,Â UWIlinc and Google Scholar.
OnlineÂ FiveÂ (5)Â references required thatÂ areÂ relevantÂ to theÂ industryÂ and theÂ questionsÂ asked.
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Case Study (Word) Report For SubmissionÂ
To satisfactorily complete this assignment, you should prepare a written report based on the case requirements. Create the report in Microsoft Word, saved as MGMT2006_Case_Study_Report_StudentID. For example, MGMT2006_Case_Study_Report_123456789. All pages should be numbered. It must include:
A cover page comprising the UWI Open Campus title, an appropriate title for your case study(word)Â report, courseÂ codeÂ and courseÂ name, theÂ name ofÂ the CourseÂ Coordinator, the nameÂ ofÂ your e-Tutor, theÂ semester and dueÂ date, StudentÂ ID, Student name.
Please ensure alistÂ ofÂ referencesÂ attached to the report,Â usingÂ theÂ APAÂ 6th Edition styleÂ ofÂ