About This Chapter
Retail Information Systems - Chapter Summary
When managing employees in a retail setting, one particular issue that you should focus on is that of retail information systems. You can help your employees learn key topics about these systems by having them watch the video lessons included in this chapter. When watching these lessons, employees will learn about:
- Data warehousing and data mining
- Electronic data interchange and transactional information transfer
- The logistics of goods and services
Each lesson is taught by an experienced instructor, and the online format provides a convenient and easy-to-use medium for brushing up on these topics. The chapter also offers employees practice quiz questions that they can answer to see how much they have understood about this subject.
How It Helps
- Defines concepts: These lessons will help employees understand the definitions and characteristics of complex topics in date warehousing and data mining.
- Reinforces importance: Employees can watch these lessons to understand the significance of information systems to their own retail environment.
- Emphasizes logistics: Included in these lessons are comprehensive overviews of topics related to the logistics of goods and services that employees will need to know.
Upon completing these lessons, employees will be able to:
- Work with systems for business intelligence in retail environments
- Understand how transactional information is transferred in businesses
- Work with electronic data
- Implement logistical concepts related to goods and services
1. Data Warehousing and Data Mining: Information for Business Intelligence
Collections of databases that work together are called data warehouses. This makes it possible to integrate data from multiple databases. Data mining is used to help individuals and organizations make better decisions.
2. Electronic Data Interchange and the Transfer of Transactional Information
Electronic Data Interchange is a set of rules that describe how electronic business is conducted over a computer network. Learn how EDI replaces the paper documents that used to be part of most business transactions.
3. Logistics of Goods and Services
Logistics management is essential for the proper functioning of a supply chain and for successfully serving customers. In this lesson, you'll learn about the role of logistics in supply chain management and how intermediaries can be used in the process.
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