Operating Systems

Riordan Manufacturing Review

Team A

Business Systems/ BSA310
4 September 2012
Julian Ammons

Riordan Manufacturing Review

      Riordan Manufacturing is a global plastics manufacturer that employs around 550 personnel and has projected annual earnings of $46 million. The company is owned by Riordan Industries, a Fortune 1000 enterprise with revenues in excess of $1 billion. Team A’s task is to review the Home page and the Finance, and Accounting page located on the intranet site for Riordan Manufacturing.   Based on the review Team A will identify and describe existing and needed business systems and subsystems.
Home Page
      Riordan Manufacturing’s intranet home page has the basic information that most companies would put into a company home page. It has the usual background of the company history plus Six Sigma accreditations, and describes how their Research & Development department exceeds ISO 9000 standards as well as a mission statement which states their focus, customer relationships, employees, and their future.   The home page is not very detailed with links that redirect you to the home page of the different department information. There are many acronyms, that some people may never heard off. The structure is basic and not very detailed, which includes links that will direct you to the main pages of the different company departments.

      Team A’s suggestion will be to incorporate a timecard and scheduling into a link on the homepage to allow for easy labor tracking, preferably this would be located before you could enter their “employee site” from the intranet link. Another suggestion would be to have a link on the home page to different available employee positions, which has the ability to apply for those different positions within the company.
Finance and Accounting
      Riordan Manufacturing has its own Finance and Accounting information system for recording company data. The link is located next to the Home page...