CUSTOMER REGISTRATION AND STOCK SYSTEM DEPARTMENT OF THE COMPANY
CHAPTER ONE/ GENERAL INTRODUCTION
Before the advent of computer in Nigeria manufacturing firms, just like other areas of the society were used to manual method operation. This is to say, the operation which involves the production, transaction, customer registration stock system and balancing of account were carried out manually. And without any doubt this manual method of operation is very slow unreliable of operation is very and prone to error and mistakes.
In view of this, several attempt and efforts have been made by various organization as well as higher institution of learning on developing or more formidable in every day application of new technology in over day to day activities.
In March, 1995 a student of secretariat administration of Kwara State Polytechnic, Ilorin carried out a research project on the “IMPACT OF TECHNOLOGY ON THE OFFICE”. A project which deal elaborately on the application of machines such as photocopier, typewriter etc. the effective running of an organization.
In December 2000 a student of accounting at the Kwara State College of Education, Ilorin, carried out research project on a “DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEM FOR A MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY”. Project work covers aspect such as production sectors, sales and accounting sector of the organization, but using a manual approach and decision making for a manufacturing industry.
In view of this, therefore, I declared to build it at and improve the previous attempt made by others in the application of technology and a decision, support through application on a specific computer programming language in “DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEM FOR A MANUFACTURING SYSTEM” A case study of International Tobacco Company Plc Ilorin