This project plan will provide definition to the New Equipment Check - Out System for GB Manufacturing, including the goals and objectives, specifications and limitations of the project. Moreover, the plan will also be the basis of agreement for all personnel involved in the check-in and check-out transaction - Equipment Depot Staff, Supervisors of various areas, and other employees.
The project will introduce a new computer assisted Equipment Check-Out System which will include several computer units that are networked and with additional features such as report retrieval system and generation of inventory reports, equipment tracking, restriction implementation on certain pieces of equipment and easy accessibility to information like availability and status of equipment.
Identified possible project barriers include (1) removal of funding and (2) natural disasters or emergence of wars. Project barriers may be critical to the realization of a project and may leave it invalid.
Equipment Depot Staff of GB Manufacturing's Maintenance Department has trouble tracking down equipments, which are usually lost, stolen or damaged. This problem has incurred a grand amount of $50,000 loss on the part of the company. In addition, the quality of service being given by the staff of depot is not that remarkable no matter how much they want to give more. The systems analyst met up with the Equipment Manager, Dan Stantz, to get an overview of triggered and brought out the Equipment Check-out Project. Moreover, the analyst also held a meeting with Equipment Depot Staff to obtain necessary information about the problem. The result of the meeting is a list of problems in the operations of the Equipment Depot. The Staff identifies various problems: (1) rush of employees who wants to check in or check out at the start and end of the shift which results to slow service delivery, (2) difficulty in processing various types of employee notices, (3) difficulty in the check-in of equipments from fired employees, (4) difficulty in the notification of employees with pending equipment needs, (5) tedium of identification of a returned equipment and matching it up with the check-in and check-out records, (6) difficulty in identification of employees who have the most damage and most lost equipments, and (7) difficulty in obtaining reports and information to perform one's jobs.
Alternative Problem Solution
An alternative problem solution being considered is the development of a computer aided system which will look into the tracking down of the location of the pieces of equipment, generate a system of report retrieval and provide easy inventory for the staff. The Information Services System of the