Change the manual system to a unauthorized inventory system and assign a head for each branch to supervise the inventory count. Ill. Advantages and Disadvantages of Each Alternative Course of Acton 1 . Improve the manual inventory system to increase efficiency. Advantages: There would be a chance of having a better inventory system. The company would not cost much and does not require huge amount of time for implementation. Disadvantages: Continuing the manual System may still take a long time because manual inventory count a hassle and tiring especially when they have a huge number f stocks.
This does not ensure the ability to be efficient and effective. 2. Change the manual system to a computerized inventory system. Advantages: Monitoring on the stocks would be done in an effective and efficient process. A computerized system would provide accurate and precise information on the inventory. Information from the computerized system is more reliable and timely. It is a very significant investment that would greatly help the company’s operations in the long run. Designing and creating the computerized system would be costly since it old need the expertise of professional programmers.
The system itself would need expensive equipment, therefore acquiring additional expenses. Orienting and training the employees would take time and would need hiring a professionals services. 3. Assign a head for each branch to supervise the inventory count. There will be someone to control and supervise the staff. The inventory count would be supervised by someone with authority, therefore making a stricter and more accurate system. Mrs… Belle would not need to allot much of her time visiting the different branches because money else is there to do the job or her.
Even if there will be a head, efficiency would not be reached because the manual system is still their process and manual inventory counts is unproductive. Mrs… Belle would have to take time to carefully choose the people she can truly rely on without any doubt to supervise the different branches. 4. Change the manual system to a computerized inventory system and assign a head for each branch to supervise the inventory count. Advantages: With this, Confetti Shoes would have a more effective, more efficient, more accurate, more reliable, and timelier way of recording inventories.
A computerized system is a very good investment that would greatly help the company’s operations in the long run. There would be more organized and systematic operations in the different branches because someone is already in-charge of leading the group. There would be an incurred of additional expenses because Mrs… Belle would either have to invest more if her profits are insufficient. Mrs… Belle will have to be really discerning on who to trust to head the different branches ND give our specific requirements as the criteria for choosing then. IV.
Recommendation To enhance the manual inventory system (CA #1 ) and to assign a head for each branch to supervise the inventory’ count (CA #3) are out of the choices since it maintains the manual inventory system, which really takes a long time to do so. Even though the third CA already suggests assigning a supervisor for each branch, the fact still remains that the manual inventory system will take forever for the company. Changing the manual system to a computerized one (CA #2) is the proper ay to have a better control on the inventory count.
Not only does it take less time for the staff to do the process, the computerized inventory system is a good way to organize the stocks of the company. To even have a better inventory system, Confetti Shoes could assign a head for each branch to supervise the inventory count in addition to the change of the inventory system to a computerized one (CA #4) which not only makes the task faster and more organized, there will be someone to supervise the staff for proper control on the inventory system. V. Conclusion