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Assessment item 2 Project scope, Scheduling and Budgeting Tool Belt Store (TBS) is expanding its chain of hardware stores across the country. TBS has more than 5,000 full-time employees and more than 20,000 part-time employees. TBS recently updated its strategic plan, and key goals including reducing internal costs, increasing cross-selling of products and exploiting new Web-based technologies to help employees, customers, and suppliers work together to improve the procurement, delivery and sale of its wide ranges of products (e.g. tools, machinery, etc.) and services (e.g. paint matching & The Information Technology department is developing an idea for an intranet application to help support these strategic goals, a “Tool Planet" Intranet. The purpose of this intranet application is to help all employees improve access to supply chain information, involvement in retail outcomes, education regarding products and services, including online tools for sharing with customers (e.g. paint colour charts) and an idea database where strategic change ideas can be suggested and rewarded, where implemented. A recent study showed that TBS cost of goods sold (COGS) is typically 10% more than the industry average for the retail and wholesale distribution sector. The board believes that this application will help improve sales, improve employee product knowledge, ownership of
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