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Unformatted text preview: pply? • How is TPS interconnected with the culture at Toyota? Are TPS and Toyota’s culture interdependent? Could one exist without the other? • Describe how information systems support each of the business processes described in this case. 2.12 Essentials of Business Information Systems Chapter 2 E-Business: How Businesses Use Information Systems Components of a Business Managing a Business and Firm Hierarchies • Firms coordinate work of employees by developing hierarchy in which authority is concentrated at top – Senior management – Middle management – Operational management – Knowledge workers – Data workers – Production or service workers • Each group has different needs for information 2.13 Essentials of Business Information Systems Chapter 2 E-Business: How Businesses Use Information Systems Components of a Business Levels in a Firm Figure 2-3 Business organizations are hierarchies consisting of three principal levels: senior management, middle management, and operational management. Information systems serve each of these levels. Scientists and knowledge workers often work with middle management. 2.14 Essentials of Business Information Systems Chapter 2 E-Business: How Businesses Use Information Systems Components of a Business The Business Environment • Global environment Global factors factors • Technology and Technology science science • Economy • Politics • International International change change 2.15 • Immediate Immediate environment factors environment • Customers • Suppliers • Competitors Competitors • Regulations • Stockholders Essentials of Business Information Systems Chapter 2 E-Business: How Businesses Use Information Systems Components of a Business The Business Environment Figure 2-4 To be successful, an organization must constantly monitor and respond to—or even anticipate—developments in its environment. A firm's environment includes specific groups with which the business must deal directly, such as customers, suppliers, and competitors as well as the broader g...
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