Computer Information System Brief: Kudler Fine Foods

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Computer Information System Brief Aaron Allen ACC/542 May 20, 2013 Christy Countryman Kudler Fine Foods Kudler Fine Foods is a specialty food store located in the Sand Diego metropolitan area. There are three different stores located in La Jolla, Del Mar, and Encinitas. Kudler has the very best in domestic and imported fare, which include bakery and pastry products, fresh produce, fresh meat and seafood, condiments and packaged foods, and cheese and special dairy products. This paper will identify Kudler’s key business and accounting information needs as well as the strengths and weaknesses of Kudler’s current computer system and technology. This paper will also explain Kudler’s opportunities in terms of technology as well as their…show more content…
Smith Systems Consulting was selected for the contract. A modular RMS was eventually selected and installed in all the Kudler retail stores. Smith Consulting was also contracted on a yearly basis to maintain the REMS. The REMS consists of four modules, which include an accounts payable module, POS module, bank reconciliation module, and a general ledger module. One of the obvious strengths to the REMS is how neatly organized everything is. All of Kudler’s accounting and finance information is stored under a different module so it is easy to find. There can also be several weaknesses with the REMS. One weakness is that there can be some difficulty with cash purchases. The Kudler stores purchase locally grown produce in season and the growers insist on being paid in cash. Each store has an impress fund to handle small…show more content…
One way to gain an opportunity is to upgrade their website. Customers will be able to order online and view their menus better if the internet site was more interactive. Customers would also be able to sign up to the different store activities through the internet site. Upgrading the website would add considerable value to the organization. Threats One threat for Kudler Fine Foods is in the process of inventory management. Excess inventory will always be a concern because it represents how much money is being tied up in merchandise that is not moving or generating further income. This can also lead to many write-downs of merchandise. The solution would be to maintain adequate levels of inventory so that stock-outs do not occur more than a couple of times a year. Adjustments to stock levels should be made if it is needed. Another threat could be in the process of forecasting. Forecasting which items to carry and how much to carry is always a challenge. Using historical data on which items have sold well in the past and what quantities have sold will provide a good indication of what items and what quantities to carry in the future. There is also a threat when it comes to Kudler’s competitors. Kudler’s needs to always have the most up to date technology available so that they can maintain a competitive advantage over their competitors.

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