Kudler Fine Foods – Computer Information System
April 9, 2012

Kudler Fine Foods is a fast growing chain of gourmet food stores committed to providing their customers the finest selection of the very best foods and wines in all three of their store locations.   In 1998, first store was opened in the city of La Jolla, California and two other stores resided in Del Mar and Encinitas, California.    
The structure of Kudler Fine Foods consists of six departments: Administration, Finance and Accounting, Sales and Marketing, Human Resources, Operations and Information Technology.   The initial plan for the company included funds in excess of $50,000 to hire a consulting firm to assist in the selection and installation of a comprehensive Retail Enterprise Management System (REMS).   The REMS system has several modules that are currently not being fully utilized by the company.   The system should be used to its full capabilities, and automatic several key processed for the company.   There are several areas of key business and accounting information that need improvement, such as the accounting, payroll, purchasing and inventory.   Under the Finance & Accounting Section, Kudler should add the statement of cash flow to show management the actual inflow and outflow of cash. Also, to show the purpose for which the Kudler Fine Foods is utilizing cash, which ensures that the company isn't spending it irresponsibly.  
One of the areas Kudler need improvement is purchasing and inventory tracking, someone to help Kathy Kudler with ordering as well as check the inventory.   This would allow Kathy to just review orders and give the final approval every week before they are sent out to the suppliers.   The company should request that all their suppliers be paid in the form of a check.   Since taking ordering and inventory process out of Kathy’s hands would give her extra time, she could interact with the customers more.              
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