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COMP 1501 MEC Sony Corporation Enterprise Resource Planning System Analysis

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1) Critically evaluate an ERP system and its components in relation to supply chain management.

2) Critically review the issues and challenges in the implementation of supply chain Management in

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SCMIS (COMP 1501) – Spring - 20 – CW2 (Assignment2) – All – QP ` IN SEMESTER INDIVIDUAL ASSIGNMENT Module Code: COMP 1501 Level: 6 Module Name: Supply Chain Management Information System Max. Marks: 100 Instructions to Student  Answer all questions.  Deadline of submission: 07/07/2020 23:59  The marks received on the assignment will be scaled down to the actual weightage of the assignment which is 50 marks  Formative feedback on the complete assignment draft will be provided if the draft is submitted at least 10 days before the final submission date.  Feedback after final evaluation will be provided by 16/07/2020 Module Learning Outcomes The following LOs are achieved by the student by completing the assignment successfully 1) Critically evaluate an ERP system and its components in relation to supply chain management. 2) Critically review the issues and challenges in the implementation of supply chain Management in an ERP. Assignment Objective 1) To enhance students’ skills in evaluating and critically analyze ERP system and its component. 2) To enhance students’ skills in critical review of the different issues and challenges faced by companies while implementing ERP system. Assignment Tasks 1) Submit a work proposal for this assignment or before 11/06/20 (23:59) which must include:  Understanding of deliverables – a detail description of deliverables.  General overview of proposed plan - initial understanding of solution to task2, 3 and 4.  Timeline for completion of the given tasks. The work proposal must be submitted in a word file through the link available in Moodle. (10 Marks) CASE Scenario-SPRING 2020 MEC_AMO_TEM_034_01 Page 1 of 10 SCMIS (COMP 1501) – Spring - 20 – CW2 (Assignment2) – All – QP ERP Implementation in Sony Corporation Sony Corporation is a multinational corporation with its headquarters in Mintao (Japan). It is one of the leading companies in the manufacturing of electronics, video, video games, IT products, etc to be used by the consumers and for the professional use as well. The parent company is the Sony Group and Sony is the electronics business unit of the large group. It works in a creative and innovative manner to improve the quality of life at present and for future generation as well. There were different problems arising out of not implementing the integration. There was lack of proper communication and coordination across and through different division in the company. Access of product was very slow which resulted in decentralisation of work. All this in turn also resulted into increased cost to the company. After a careful, in depth and thorough study of the existing system in the company, Grape City chose to find out the relevant solution through Microsoft Commerce Server and Microsoft SQL Server technologies. Microsoft Commerce Server offered various important components for establishing and expanding online customer based businesses. It provided with the set of the entire product range catalogue, its ongoing administration and personalization. Apart from this it provided with customer authentication, targeted content and promotion of product based on the demand of customer, their behaviour towards it and the pricing policies and strategies designed for it. Whereas on the other hand, Microsoft SQL Server provide us with an OLAP (Online Analytical Processing) and RDBMS (Relational Database Management System) which ultimately helps us in facilitating better decision making. This ERP system through Microsoft Commerce Server helps in the proper managing and publishing of product catalogues. With the help of this function, the effort and time required to maintain and modify the website was reduced to a noticeable extent. It greatly helped in any kind of modification required in the product features, price, etc. The flow of business workflow is also done in a proper manner. The backend order processing activities such as payment processing, inventory control, order, etc were very easily done with the help of SAP ERP program. Since the website dealt with the Sony’s confidential sales and marketing database through CRM and ERM along with managing customer’s personal and payment information at the same time, a high level of security was also required, which it was incorporated with. So this system allowed Sony to understand their customers’ behaviour and gain knowledge about the marketing area according to which their sales and marketing team people can make plan to improve the working of the business. These methods resulted in many advantages for Sony Company and now it was able to attract more visitors to the website and they were somehow directly or indirectly encouraged to shop online by providing a more personalized experience. A centralized management system was enabled which helped in the active involvement and effective monitoring by the administrators. All this was done within a very less amount of time. The company took care of its Marketing Mix, Product Mix and SWOT analysis in an effective way to improve the quality of its product which was being made available to the customers for purchase. This strategy was first adopted by Sony Corporation and others followed Sony. It helped Sony to come up with innovative ides once its product gets out dated in the market and launches it when the market is ready to accept it. R & D department worked in the advertising area and sales increased as a result. So, 10% of the profit incurring out of sales activity were invested in R & D department for coming up with better technological innovation and creativity in the product line and in turn removing the obsolete ones for the company. MEC_AMO_TEM_034_01 Page 2 of 10 SCMIS (COMP 1501) – Spring - 20 – CW2 (Assignment2) – All – QP So by adopting these methodologies and systems Sony Corporation has made a customer base for itself which is a satisfied a lot. This is very clear from the expansion which Sony has made in the market. 2) Read the Case Scenario given in this assignment and answer the following questions: a. Critically evaluate the ERP system and its components used by Sony Corporation. (25 Marks) b. Critically review the issues and challenges faced by Sony Corporation while implementing ERP system. (25 Marks) *Note: The maximum number of words for each task is 400 3) Make a research on at least two latest ERP technologies available now in the market to manage SCM and logistics operations. Based on your research you must design a poster to showcase (Advertise) two technologies you selected. The following details are excepted in the poster:  Title of the poster, Introduction and objectives  Comparison between two technologies in terms of features and functionalities, business benefits and price.  Rationale/Reason in choosing the technologies.  References. (40 Marks) *Note: The maximum number of words for the whole task is 500-700 * Note: You have to submit Student Declaration Form along with the assignment report/in the link provided in Moodle. The work cannot be evaluated without the submission of the form. Rules & Regulations:      All resources should be cited using CU Harvard style. The final assignment must have a Title page, Table of Contents, References/ bibliography using CU Harvard Style and page numbers. Title Page must have Assignment Name, Module name, Session, your name, ID, and the name of the faculty. Softcopy in word format is to be submitted through Turnitin link on Moodle. Viva will be conducted after the assignment submission as per the dates informed earlier. Guidelines:  Assignment must be computer typed.  Font - Times New Roman  Font – Style - Regular  Font - Size - 12  Heading should be with Font Size 14, Bold, Capital and Underline. MEC_AMO_TEM_034_01 Page 3 of 10 SCMIS (COMP 1501) – Spring - 20 – CW2 (Assignment2) – All – QP    Explain with suitable diagrams wherever required. Diagrams must be drawn using suitable software or by pencil. Each student has to do the assignment individually / Students have to do the assignment collaboratively and each student should write a brief reflection on their contribution and learnings from group work. You can refer books in eLibrary or use internet resource. But you should not cut and paste material from internet nor provide photocopied material from books. The assignment answers should be in your own words after understanding the matter from the above resources. Important Policies to be followed 1. Student Academic Integrity Policy*: MEC upholds the spirit of academic integrity in all forms of academic work and any form of violation of academic integrity shall invite severe penalty. Any benefit obtained by indulging in the act of violation of academic integrity shall be cancelled. All cases of violation of academic integrity on the part of the student shall fall under any of the below mentioned categories: 1. Plagiarism 2. Malpractice 3. Ghost Writing 4. Collusion 5. Other cases If the student fails a module and has a proven case of academic integrity violation in this module, the student is required to re-register the module. This is applicable to first and second offenders of plagiarism. 1. Plagiarism A. First offence of plagiarism I. If a student is caught first time in an act of plagiarism during his/her course of study in any assignment other than project work, the student will be allowed to re-submit the assignment once, within a maximum period of one week. However, a penalty of deduction of 25% of the marks obtained for the resubmitted work will be imposed. II. Period of re-submission: The student will have to re-submit the work one week from the date he or she is advised to re-submit. III. If the re-submitted work is also found to be plagiarized, then that assessment will be awarded a zero mark. Re-submission of the work beyond the maximum period of one week will not be accepted and the assessment will be awarded a zero mark. 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Second Offence of Malpractice/Ghostwriting/Collusion If a student is caught a second time in an act of Malpractice/Ghostwriting/Collusion for an assessment component irrespective of coursework or end semester, the student shall fail the module. A warning of suspension shall be issued, and student has to sign an undertaking and undergo counselling session in such cases. 3. Third Offence of Academic Integrity Violation If a student is caught a third time in an act of Academic Integrity Violation for an assessment component irrespective of coursework or end semester (in a subsequent semester), the student shall fail the module and also shall be suspended for one semester from the College, as recommended by institutional level academic committee, Chaired by the Associate Dean, Academic Affairs. 4. Fourth Offence of Academic Integrity Violation: If a student is caught a fourth time in an act of Academic Integrity Violation for an assessment component irrespective of coursework or end semester (in a subsequent semester), the student shall fail the module and also shall be expelled from the College, as recommended by institutional level academic committee, Chaired by the Associate Dean, Academic Affairs. 5. Other cases If a student commits an act of academic integrity violation as per the definition of “other cases” mentioned in the previous section or of a different nature, student’s case shall be forwarded to an institutional level academic committee, Chaired by the Associate Dean, Academic Affairs. The committee shall investigate the case by means of a viva and/or a disciplinary hearing and shall take appropriate decision. The penalty that can be granted to a proven case of academic integrity violation which falls in this category of “other cases” can be a warning/component zero/ module fail/suspension/expulsion depending on the nature and gravity of the offence. MEC_AMO_TEM_034_01 Page 5 of 10 SCMIS (COMP 1501) – Spring - 20 – CW2 (Assignment2) – All – QP 6. Types/Variations of Cases: I. II. III. IV. If plagiarism is detected in any component of one assessment, the deduction in marks will be applicable for the whole assessment, even if only the component or part submission alone needs to be resubmitted. If plagiarism is detected in a group assessment, all students of the group will be considered as having committed an act of plagiarism and the policy will then be applied to all students If plagiarism is detected in any component of a group assessment, the deduction in marks will be applicable for the whole assessment even if only the component or part submission alone needs to be resubmitted. 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For both (a) and/or (b), the deduction in marks will be applicable for the whole assessment. * for further details Refer to MEC Student Academic Integrity Policy in Student Handbook. 2. Late Submission Regulations: It is the students’ responsibility to check all relevant timelines related to assessments. As per the Assessment Policy at MEC, late submissions are allowed for one week (5 working days) for all UG modules with a penalty. In such cases, a deduction of 5% of the marks obtained for the submitted work shall be imposed for each working day following the last date of submission till the date of actual submission. Assessment documents submitted beyond a period of one week (5 working days) after the last date of submission will not be accepted and will be awarded a zero for that assessment. In cases where the submission has been delayed due to extenuating circumstances, the student may be permitted to submit the work without imposing the late submission policy stated above. 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Supply Chain Management Information 1

Supply Chain Management Information
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Supply Chain Management Information 2
ERP system and its components used by Sony Corporation
Sony Corporation is an international conglomerate company based in Japan. Its
headquarters are located in Minato in Tokyo. Generally, Sony Corporation is a miscellaneous
business that consists of professional and consumer electronics, financial, and entertainment
services. It also owns an enormous music entertainment enterprise within the universe, one of the
enormous publishing enterprises of video games. It is also one of the major producers of electronic
goods for both professional and consumer markets, and the main player in the television and film
industry for entertainment.
Sony Corporation uses the SAP ER system, an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
software that integrates the organization's key functions. It helps the company lessen the labor
costs and the I.T. expenses of a company (Stein, Hawking, and Wyld, 2015). This ERP system
also enhances the interactions among several teams and departments and helps the company avoid
duplication of data. It also assists with making prompt payments that, in turn, averts the firm from
possible legal actions.
Sony Corporation also uses both Microsoft SQL and Microsoft Commerce Server
technologies. Microsoft Commerce serve technology provides the company with several
significant components that help develop and expand online customer-based enterprises. This
server technology is often given with a set of the whole catalog of the product range, its
personalization, and administration. It's also afforded with targeted content, product promotion,
and customer authentication dependent on the customer's demand and strategies and policies of
pricing designed for the company.

Supply Chain Management Information 3
Microsoft SQL Server, on the other hand., provides the company with both the Relational
Database Management System (RDMS) and Online Analytical Processing (OLAP) that, in due
course, helps facilitate the company with making better decisions. Through the Microsoft
Commerce Server, this ERP system will assist the company in publishing and managing the
catalogs of the products properly. Online Analytical Processing (OLAP) refers is a technology
behind number B.I. (Business Intelligence) applications. It's also a potent technology for the
discovery of data. This includes the capacities for complex analytical computations, and boundless
report reviewing. The RDMS, on the other hand, is known to be a DBMS that's mainly designed
for relational databases.
Generally, the company's processing activities of backend order like inventory control, and
payment processing are often done effectively with support from the SAP ERP pro...

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