HW#2: Achieving Operational Excellence: Using Internet Tools to Increase Efficiency and Productivity
Software skills: Web browser software and presentation software
Business skills: Employee productivity analysis
In this project, you’ll suggest applications of Internet technology to help employees at real-world company work more efficiently.
Dirt Bikes’s management is concerned about how much money is being spent communicating with people inside and outside the company and on obtaining information about developments in the motorcycle industry and the global economy. You have been asked to investigate how Internet tools and technology could be used to help Dirt Bikes employees communicate and obtain information more efficiently. Dirt Bikes provides Internet access to all its employees who use desktop computers.
How could the various Internet tools help employees at Dirt Bikes? Create a matrix showing what types of employees and business functions would benefit from using each type of tool and why.
How could Dirt Bikes benefit from intranets for its sales and marketing, human resources, and manufacturing and production departments? Select one of these departments and describe the kind of information that could be provided by an intranet for that department. How could this intranet increase efficiency and productivity for that department?
Use electronic presentation software to summarize your findings for management.