Case Study on Management Information System

Children’s Health Fund of New York City

Following some of the common health problems, many initiatives have been created to come up with better approached to the prevailing problems globally. Coincidently, health issues have been getting out of hand and the problems have been gradually escalating in various parts of the globe. CHF, (Children’s Health Fund) was thus formed in the aim of developing and enhancing endearing support to the National Network of 22 programs and 2 affiliates across more than 15 states across the United States as well as the District of Columbia (Brown et Al. 2012).

Aim of CHF:

CHF aims to provide a comprehensive health care to many undeserved children from infancy to age above 24 years. Effective health services have been beefed up in these states through training of health practitioners, better facilities amongst other issues that pertain to health. Diversification of factors was similarly necessary in the development of an enhanced approach in addressing health issues in the given states.

Strategic issues by the company

Improved technology was similarly essential in the determination of remarkable measures in recurrent health problems. For instance, certain health problems could be handled within good time when there was still a better chance for diagnosis. More concerns and attempts for improved developed ways of disease administrations were put into place to ensure that better practices kept doctors occupied with knowledge generating activities within the different health organizations. Better machines have enhanced interns to develop better comprehension of problems within the states and thus, at internship levels, determined students have been given better chances to take partially full roles in the attendance of patients (Brown et Al. 2012). This factor has reduced cases, which occur because of negligence within health institutions.

Training of doctors and affiliate practitioners has been a continued initiative by Children’s Health Fund. More training centers have been placed proximal to the established health institutions. Interns can thus undertake learning and health practice within optimal convenience. More training services have been established to ensure that students had better understanding major concepts in the field and more, in line with the prevailing problems across the outlined states. Customized facilities have made it possible for students to engage in chain activities within the organizations, especially keeping the interns occupied on full time basis and keeping them fully supported. Due to the small number of experienced doctors, interns have fully been used in the substitution of this problem since they have sufficient time to keep them attending the patients on full time basis.

Recommendations and analytical reviews

Mobile clinics and health abodes have become popular following the introduction of the current CHF. With these clinics, governance bodies have made it necessary for major practitioners to encourage people with certain ailments to run for the clinics, since they deem them very convenient and they are able to get instant treatments. Consequently, the company has managed to come up with efficient means of addressing major problems affecting humanity in terms of their health (Brown et Al. 2012). Some of the major issues on the ground involve reducing flaws that are facing the health sector. However, CHF initiative is introducing a new image in this sector, which has enhanced a better understanding of health in its entirety as well as based on the relative issues that affect the sector.

Unit IV Case Study Analyze Case Study II-5: “The Cliptomania Web Store”

“The Cliptomania Web Store” is a owned and operated by the Santo family. The company sells clip-on earrings across major states in the United States. And nearby countries such as New Zealand, Canada, Ireland and, Australia. The company experiences a significant market niche and in order to enhance convenience and diversity the company has turned it into a viable e-business. The major huddle that the company initially succumbed to was changing the operational platform during its operations. The family members, who were the major organizers, experienced a huge knowledge problem. Establishing accounts and developing a better development tools towards the setting of the web business was a major challenge. The key solution to this problem was outsourcing. The family contracted yahoo to host their web store after which, all the resources such as storage and related computer services were provided.

After facing this huddle, the company had many problems in marketing. Due to the dot-com bust, which was already hitting the twenty first century, costs on the usage of the site increased based on the number of clicks on the relevant sites. However, the company later found out another web agent, who established a search engine, which catered for all the costs and created information links for the company across the market (Brown et Al. 2012).

Their initial service providers took advantage of the moment and the magnitude of their need and they incurred huge operational costs. Eventually, the company established itself in the market and better service providers unveiled and made possible for the company to come up with better approaches to the problems, which were already substantial in the market. After six years of operation with their initial service providers, the company decided to venture into better and convenient service providers, whereby they could get better services at reduced costs. This huddle was significant since the initial search engines were embedded on a yahoo platform. This was an implication that the company could face many issues in redirecting their search engines into a new web host, a factor that implied that the company had a problem of initially misplacing their clientele for a while before they could get on trail. After a while, the company still had to opt back into the .com bust from the new .net domain, which the company was overwhelmingly embracing before they realized that resolving the problem could disorient their established market.

Unit VI Case Study Analyze Case Study III-5: “NIBCO’s ‘Big Bang’: An SAP Implementation” 

A brief overview upon the implementation of the SAP application:

The case involves an implementation of SAP ERP solution in NIBCO. NIBCO is a company that manufactures pipe and fittings and the operational revenue very high, mainly 460 million USD and above 3000 employees. The company installed a complete ERP solution, provided by SAP Company. This company is one of the most successful companies across the globe, following the use of ERP, which ensures that the company acquires information on real time basis. The company is able to track problems whenever they occur and make instant changes to prohibit the tendency of flaws within its key operations.

Despite the huge number of clients, processes in different plants, the company manages to operate within efficiently, avoiding some of the major issues, which happen from the background. Tasks assigned and proceeding client orders and operations are centrally monitored, an implication that the company is able to come up with a remarkable update and solution to the many problems which are overly elaborated in daily operations of the company (Brown et Al. 2012).

In the old system, the company could not be able to address some of the issues, which affect the daily business processes, due to the fact databases were not integrated with the communication system. One of the systems was either ahead or behind the other, hence the breach of harmony within the key operations within the management of the company. Demands of the company operations are many and therefore, aspects of enhancing a viable and systematic operation by the company is difficult and on many instances, poor operations emanate to the fact that issues on the ground and issues on the table conflict or are not in harmony.

BCG consultants came up with an effective system, which made it possible for the organization to come up with a viable system, which was necessary in the development of an effective development of an up to date system, which could enhance effective development and control and all the operations within the company.

Now, with a fully-fledged system, the company is able to address a number of issues and enhance a significant response. First, the company develops has an effective outline of events, a factor which makes it necessary for the company to come up with a better understanding of the requirements of every department as well as a way of developing basic proceedings within the company. The company is able to develop an effective liaison with the market based on actual situation in the company and thus, the company has develop a reliable mechanism of addressing the issues in the clientele as well as internal affairs of the company (Brown et Al. 2012).

Major reasons behind the implementation of the ERP system:

The company installed an ERP system due to the increased management needs within the company. Additionally, the company was growing in terms of size and more employees were accumulating. The company was acquiring new markets and more need for improving a viable criterion in the management of all these ordeals. After increased expansion, the central management experienced a huge problem in tracking its operations and thus, the company required a better understanding of the manner in which things ought to have been undertaken in order to ensure that the company maintained a command over its increased operational capacity.

An ERP system developed a better framework, through which key management issues within the company were placed on check. The company management could understand every action within the company and more so, arising issues were addressed immediately they arose within the company’s operational framework.

Pros and cons of the ERP system:

There are many advantages. The major advantage is a high accountability on issues affecting the company. Consequently, the company achieves a huge returns on investments due to the improved efficiency within the business operations. The company is able to track changes within the boundaries of its operations, a factor which makes it necessary for the company to address issues within the business market. By elimination of redundancy within the business, the business acquires a significant amount of ROI, (Returns on Investments).

However, the issue has developed a major disadvantage. Critics assert that the move could eradicate the essence of competitive advantage, considering that ERP is developed by a third party and is only customized to suit the given company.



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