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Dollar General Corporation operates deep-discount stores offering housewares, cleaningsupplies, clothing, health and beauty aids, and packaged food, with most items selling for $1.Its business model calls for keeping costs as low as possible. The company has no automatedmethod for keeping track of inventory at each store. Managers know approximately howmany cases of a particular product the store is supposed to receive when a delivery truckarrives, but the stores lack technology for scanning the cases or verifying the item countinside the cases. Merchandise losses from theft or other mishaps have been rising and nowrepresent over 3 percent of total sales. What decisions have to be made before investing in aninformation system solution?• Which products should be restocked?• Which stores and sales regions would benefit from a promotional campaign and additionalmarketing?• When (what time of year) should products be offered at full price, and when shoulddiscounts be used?

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