DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION OF A PRODUCT DISTRIBUTION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM A CASE STUDY FO NIGERIA BREWERIES LIMITED 9TH MILE CORNER ENUGU


DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION OF A PRODUCT DISTRIBUTION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM A CASE STUDY FO NIGERIA BREWERIES LIMITED 9TH MILE CORNER ENUGU

PROPOSAL

Product distribution is very important in medium and large scale business or companies. Manufacturers must decide on the best way to store, handle and move good and services so that they are available to customers at high time and place.

Therefore manufacturers typically need to employ the services of distribution information system so that distribution effectiveness will have a major on customers satisfaction and company costs.

This research work is a study of the distribution system of the Nigeria Breweries Limited 9th mile corner Enugu. A handful of problems was discovered because of the manual distribution in use in the company. This has almost destroyed good efforts. I stressed the need for good distribution and introduction the use of computers and the installation of distribution information software system that will work with data transmission system interconnected by telephone lines to the existing C.D. P system of a computer. These is also a simple program in this work that will help the management of the company to quickly transmit relevant information to the manufacturing plant on receipt of a customer orders, so that they will be able to get their order quickly.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

CHAPTER ONE

INTRODUCTION

1.1        STATEMENT OF PROBLEM

1.2        PURPOSE OF STUDY

1.3        AIMS AND OBJECTIVES

1.4        SCOPE OF STUDY

1.5        LIMITATION OF STUDY

1.6        ASSUMPTIONS

1.7        DEFINITION OF TERMS

CHAPTER TWO

LITERATURE REVIEW

CHAPTER THREE

DESCRIPTION AND ANALYSIS OF EXISTING SYSTEM

3.1        FACT FIND METHOD USED

3.2        ORGANIZATION STRUCTURE

3.3        INPUT PROCESS

3.4        OUTPUT ANALYSIS

3.5        PROBLEM OF THE EXISTING SYSTEM

3.6        JUSTIFICATION FOR THE NEW SYSTEM

CHAPTER FOUR

DESIGN OF THE NEW SYSTEM

4.1        OUTPUT SPECIFICATION AND DESIGN

4.2        INPUT SPECIFICATION AND DESIGN

4.3        FILE DESIGN

4.4        PROCEDURE CHART

4.5        SYSTEM FLOWCHART

4.6        SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

CHAPTER FIVE

IMPLEMENTATION

5.1        PROGRAM DESIGN

5.2        PROGRAM FLOWCHART

5.3        PSEUDOCODES

5.4        SOURCE PROGRAM

CHAPTER SIX

     CHAPTER SEVEN

CHAPTER ONE

INTRODUCTION

The rapid growth in technology have compelled man-kind to look inward finding alternative means of accomplishing most his strenuous task.

This discovery in technology showed that the capabilities of a computer, an electronic digital device has the ability to accept, process, store and output data and information when needed with maximum speed and accuracy.

The recognition of distribution information system as a major management function occurred with the rapid introduction of computers to the business world. When a management has vision and freedom of operation to new business as a totally, an entire approach staffing an methodology can be developed based on the genuine capabilities of the computer and the role it plays in handling information.

Therefore, by computerizing the stock and product distribution area of the company; it will contribute to an overall effective and efficient performance of the company by eliminating the problems encountered while using the manual method of distribution.

1.1    STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM

After studying the present distribution system of the Nigeria Bottling company PLC, I discovered a lot of problems as a result of its manual distribution system. they are as follows.

(a)      Inability to meet customers emergency needs.

(b)      Irregular supplies, transportation made, plant houses and store locations.

Just as marketing concept is receiving increased recognition, business firms are paying attention to the distribution concept. Distribution is an area of potentially, high cost savings and improved customer satisfaction. When order processors, warehouses, planners, managers and transportation manager make decisions, they one another’s cost and ability to handle demand. Physical distribution concept calls for treating all these decision within unified frame work. The task is to design a distribution system that will minimize the total cost of providing a desired customers services.

(c)      Insufficient drinks for customers of excessive drinks.

(d)      Long hours of search to get customers

(e)      High distribution costs.

(f)       Time wastage.

Due to the problems mentioned above, there is need for computerization of the stock and product distribution system for the NBC PLC so as to keep up to the present standard.

1.2    PURPOSE OF STUDY

One of the problem of the NBC PLC is inability to meet the needs or demands as a result of their manual method of distribution.

The purpose of this study is to design a system that will be more efficient and accurate in distribution processes. This will help the management in quick processing of the order steps using on-line computers interconnected with telephone lines. This will be able to transmit relevant information to the computer located at the manufacturing plant to gain customers satisfaction.

1.3    AIMS AND OBJECTIVES.

The aim of every manufacturing & distribution company is to maximize customers services and at the same time maximize profits not sale. The objective of this study is aimed computerizing the stock and product distribution department of the Nigeria Bottling company plc so that it can assist the managers to manage suppliers to final consumers.Product Distribution

1.4     SCOPE

These are many companies that produces drinks and for others to market, but this study concentrates on the Nigeria Bottling company Enugu. Study is focused on the distribution process of the company, it is led to distribution because it is a department on its own and it will be to undertake through analysis of this important department in the company.

1.6    ASSUMPTION

The researcher took it for granted that the information given the distribution manager was true.

It is assumed that the company will readily accept the new system ring seen the demerits of the old system.

It is equally assumed the customers will have access to leased for placement of orders.

The researcher assumes that some of their worker will be laid off the computers that will come with the new system will replace them. The remaining staff will be trained so as to become computerization.

1.7    DEFINITION OF TERMS

Manual processing: This is the method of processing of data that does not involve the use of computer.

PROGRAM:

This is a set of instruction written in computer language to help accomplish distribution processing.

FIELD:

Is a collection of logical related data.

FILE:

Is a collection of logical related records.

WORD:

Is a security measure where a combination characters are used to look database file from unauthorized user.

DISTRIBTUTION:

This is the planning, implementation and controlling of physical flow of materials and final goods from the points of origin to points of use to meet customers requirement at a profit.

CUSTOMER:

This is a person that buys things.

STOCK:

This is a detailed list of goods.

PRODUCT:

A product is anything that can be offered to a market for attention, acquisition, use or consumption that might satisfy a want or need.

DRAR:

This is daily route activities report.

SPOT CHECK: This is the movement of a supervision from one outlet to the other to know if the supplies is going on.

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