Information Management System Example
Peter's Plant Hire rents out equipment like cement mixers, mini diggers, rollers and jackhammers.
A phonecall comes in asking about a mini digger, Peter looks up the availability of the item on the system.
He can see it is currently hired out but is due back 2 days before the person on the phone needs it.
Peter enters a reservation for the mini digger in to the system.
On the day the mini digger is being picked up, Patrick (the delivery driver) sees on the systems overview map that 3 other items in the same area need collecting.
As Patrick collects and loads each item on his truck he marks it as collected on the system using his mobile phone.
Back at the office, Peter can see that the mini digger due to go out in 2 days is due for a service.
Peter uses his system to see what other pieces of his inventory should be serviced at the same time.
A service is booked for 6 items that Patrick then delivers to the mechanic, marking each item in the system as currently being serviced.
The mini digger is ready on the morning it is due to be hired out, Patrick collects and then delivers it to the person that hired it.
The system shows Peter that the mini digger has been delivered.
Peter then looks at the trends section on the system and can see that mini diggers are one of his most popular pieces of equipment during August.
He's keen on expanding his inventory by getting another 2 mini diggers by next summer.
Information is recorded in one place, Viewed in one place and Handled in one place.
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