The dilemma of Dairy Farm Group between redesigning of business processes and rebuilding of management information systems

Mee Wah Eugenia NG, Ali F. FARHOOMAND, Probir BANERJEE

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Abstract

The Dairy Farm Group of Companies (DFG), is a leading food and drugstore retailer in the Asia-Pacific Region. DFG and its associates operated supermarkets, hypermarkets, convenience stores and drugstores in nine territories and had sales of US$6.9 billion in 1997. However, the profit margin of DFG was low compared to its competitors in Hong Kong and China and other retailers in Europe and the U.S. Consequently, a new chief executive officer was hired in June that year. The new management team hired the services of two consulting firms to independently carry out a preliminary investigation of existing systems at DFG and to recommend solutions. Firm A stressed primarily the development of a management information system and use of emerging trends in technology. If you are the management team, which firm will be awarded the contract? Copyright © 2002 IGI Global.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)39-57
JournalAnnals of Cases on Information Technology
Volume4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2002

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Dairies
Management information systems
Farms
Industry
Information use
Profitability
Sales
Business process
Dairy farms
Team management
Retailers

Bibliographical note

Ng, E. M. W., Farhoomand, A. F., & Banerjee, P. (2002). The dilemma of Dairy Farm Group between redesigning of business processes and rebuilding of management information systems. Annals of Cases on Information Technology, 4, 39-57.

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