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Running head: RIORDAN MANUFACTURING B2B DATABASE PLAN 1 Riordan Manufacturing B2B Database Plan Kirstin Litz, Stephanie Sandifer, and Thell Smith DBM/500 July 26, 2010 Saqib Jamshed
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RIORDAN MANUFACTURING B2B DATABASE PLAN 2 Abstract (if needed) [replace] [According to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA), “An abstract is a brief, comprehensive summary of the contents of the article; it allows readers to survey the contents of an article quickly and, like a title, it enables persons interested in the document to retrieve it from abstracting and indexing databases” (2010, p. 25). The first line of the abstract is not indented. An abstract may range from 150 to 250 words (APA, 2010). Because an abstract is not always required for student papers, adhere to your instructor’s requirements. ]
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RIORDAN MANUFACTURING B2B DATABASE PLAN 3 Riordan Manufacturing B2B Database Plan With the recession in full swing, Riordan Manufacturing’s (Riordan or RM) bottom line is noticing the negative impact. RM is not any different from other manufacturing companies, times are hard, and finding ways to improve the bottom line is slowly becoming part of the company’s core competencies. The year 2008 is generally known as the beginning of the recession, which hit the United States more rapidly than any economist could have imagined. Owens (2010) presents a clear picture of the situation for manufacturers, “Instead of a decline in sales over several months, manufacturers saw business plunge in a vertical freefall in a matter of weeks” (p. 29). With the fourth quarter of 2010 right around the bend, RM is planning for ways to improve business and increase their bottom line. Businesses-to-business (B2B) applications are not new. In the 1990s, manufacturing companies began using electronic data interchange (EDI) as a method of placing orders with specific suppliers. According to Edison International (2010), EDI “is the automated computer- to-computer exchange of structured business transactions between an enterprise and its vendors, customers, or other trading partners in a standard format, with a minimum of human intervention” (Electronic Data Interchange (EDI), para. 1). The issue with the original EDI methods is the cost and thus Riordon did not embrace the technology. With the advent of the Internet, the cost of exchanging information between businesses decreased. Because of the low cost of entry into the domain of B2B order processing RM is evaluating the potential benefits. This will be RM’s first venture into the arena of creating and implementing a B2B database plan.
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RIORDAN MANUFACTURING B2B DATABASE PLAN 4 Database Plan Riordan Manufacturing desires an inclusive and exhaustive plan that provides the following information: “An overall description of the database plan Discussion of the purpose of the database and the businesses that will be using the database A project plan E-R diagrams A description of the normalization of the database
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