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UMUC IFSM300 week 5 and week 6 discussions




Question;week 5As the UMUC Haircuts Case Study states, the owner has asked you to help her analyze her business and apply a technology- related solution to improve the operation of UMUC Haircuts. Before she expands her business, she wants to be comfortable that she will actually have customers. Use what you have learned to answer the following questions as they relate to UMUC Haircuts:List 3 or 4 questions about the customers that Myra, as manager of the business, would want to have answers to. Label each question as to whether it is strategic or operational/tactical in nature.What data would you gather about the customers to be able to answer those questions?What would be the top two business benefits Myra could gain from this business intelligence?What should she tell the customers about why she is collecting data about them?Remember, your main response is due by Thursday and responses back to at least two classmates are due by Sunday.week 6As identified in the UMUC Haircuts Case Study, there are at several areas where Myra?s business could use improvement, including: Customer Scheduling, Employee Scheduling, Supply Management, Customer Information, and Marketing. Over time, each of these will likely have an IT solution. However, you know that if you could combine these into an enterprise system, you would be able to significantly improve the operations of UMUC Haircuts. You begin your analysis by answering the following questions:What opportunities are being missed when each little area (scheduling, supply management, marketing, and others) has its own ?stove piped? data? (Provide some examples.) What benefits will the UMUC Haircuts business realize if you implement an enterprise-wide system? Identify how Myra as the manager will benefit from having additional information available. What types of decisions that she makes as the manager would be improved if she had all this information in one place?Would it make the most sense to start with a CRM, an SCM or an ERP system for UMUC Haircuts and why. Keep in mind that additional systems and functionality could come later.Initial responses are due by Thursday, and comments back to at least two classmates are due by Sunday.


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