DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION O A COMPUTERIZED PURCHASING INFORMATION SYSTEM. A RESEARCH PROJECT MATERIAL ON COMPUTER SCIENCE
In almost all business area purchasing information system has been indispensable.
The operation this system has over a decade been practiced manually in most business organization. However this project will show how computerized purchasing information system will aid eastern shop limited Enugu.
The manual operation of the purchasing system has been helpful to some extent, but they g along with inefficiencies and inaccuracy. These has therefore given rise to errors, mistakes and wastage of resources and precious time. This is because of limited ability of human being to handle batch jobs over along period of time.
Consequently, the thesis was prepared in view of showing how computerized purchasing information system can enhance the processing of records, storage of records and files, retrial of files and the updating of purchasing files. It also establishes the advantage of the computerized purchasing information system over the manual system in Eastern shop limited Enugu.
The new system, computerized purchasing information system is thus designed to eradicate the problem of time wastage , inaccuracy and inefficiencies that are associated with manual processing of records and updating of purchasing files with little human intervention.
1.1 BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY
The art trading in materials i.e the process of buying and selling is nearly as old as man himself. Before the advent of money as medium of exchange man bartered item surplus of his requirement for things, which he needed? From the time discovered that he could put his talents to produce or manufacture things, he began to specialize on whatever was his vocation, man found it more economical to purchase materials of quality suitable to his needs at prices which he considered favorable.
It was observed that 50 to 60 percent of eastern shop expenditures is on materials. The purchases department therefore, becomes the biggest spending department of the eastern shop. Materials and supplies form the life blood, as it were of an industrial concern.