With the trend of technology growth in the world of today,
virtually every facet of human work has been affected; even the remotest of it
all, and the production circle cannot be left out. This study was carried
out to verify all the manual processes involved in bill-of-material processing
system and to seek a way of automating the system for effective operations.
Since there is continuous moves towards technological advances
that enhanced productivity of labour and free human beings of tasks done more
economically by machines. Computer and its applications have become
indispensable and vital tools in economic, industrial and social development of
the advanced countries of the world. Nigeria as a developing country
cannot afford to lag too far behind in this kind of revolution. Therefore
there is every need to know in every discipline the areas, which attracts
computerization and why they need it.
In this project, the software engineering principles were applied
in the analysis, coding and testing of the software developed for the
Bill-of-material processing. Serious attention was also give to the
design of the user interface.
In the development of the software, visual basic programming
language was used de to its support for all the features desired. A brief
user’s guide is also provided. The end result is a software that is very
effective and efficient in meeting it objectives and at the same time user
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1.1 Background of the
1.2 State of the
1.3 Purpose of the
1.4 Aims and
1.5 Scope of
1.6 Limitations of
1.8 Definition of
Description and analysis of existing
Fact finding method
Objectives of Existing system
Input, Process and Output
Information Flow Diagrams
Problems of the Existing System
Justification of the New
Design of the New
Input Specification and
Output specification and design
Source Program: Test
BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY
The use of traditional approach in problems solving has really
left some loopholes in life and this has encourage the introduction of
computers in various fields of work including production in terms of keeping of
bill of materials in production and most recently reordering of sales.
The Bill-of-material processing system has been in existence in
many organizations though in a traditional approach. Introducing the
computer system will greatly improve materials requirement planning in the
(d) Appropriate storage of data
The above factors are due to the fact that the computer possesses
some great features, and advantages over traditional approach.
STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEMS
No doubt that the use of traditional system has created a lot of
problems in production of roofing sheets at EMENITE. The quantity and
amount of materials and sub-assembly needed to produce a product cannot be
traceable because of glaring disadvantages stated below.
information storage method: The use of office files and file cabinets is not a
good form of information storage.
Ø Insecurity of
data because it is prone to vandalization and unauthroised accessibility
Ø Duplication of
data in various departments because of the nature of work needed
It takes a long time in accessing records in the manual system
(filing system) due to the nature of the job. It is not always good for
materials to finish unnoticed, so the re-ordering of materials are not made as
and when due.
The introduction of the computer system will help eliminate these
problems to an extent.
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY
This project is generally towards eradication of all the
deformities and curb hookups of the manual method of bill-of-materials
processing, thus developing a new system to handle the jobs involved in the
processing of Bill-of-material electronically.
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES
In an organization whether manufacturing or not manufacturing
where the competitors and the objectives of the organization are at the top of
the scale of preference especially the meeting of the standard in the market,
there is always a focus on the organizational goal which might not be the goals
of the sub-system to avoid sub-optimality, working towards a divisional or
The aims of this work include the following;
(1) To work towards the elimination
of ineffective modes of operation; it centers on the user having a good
atmosphere for work thereby minimizing stress.
(2) The objective from the initiator
of the proposal is generally towards combating al the aims and the problems
being discovered on the existing system, which are listed under problem of
(3) Safeguarding of information
through effective monitoring of access is the filing system (database).
(4) Knowing when materials are
almost out of stock, in order to make an order so as not to show the production
pace of the labourers.
SCOPE OF STUDY
The scope of this project work covers all the areas of
bill-of-materials processing systems, which include the cost of individual
material responsible for production, the stock control or inventory areas, and
every other necessary areas. The storage of records, which have different
fields that could be expanded a little to form files. These file five
rooms for editing, updating and retrieval of information when needed.
Some of these fields are item description, quality, total requirement, re-ordering
point, labour cost, overhead cost, profit, lower cost, etc.
This project is focused on the entire information recorded on
Bill-of-material processing for EMENITE NIGERIA LIMITED, EMENE, ENUGU STATE.
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