Supply chain management systems are one type of ________ system because they
automate the flow of information across organizational boundaries.
________ are highly trained technical specialists who write the software
instructions for computers.
Business ________ refer to the manner in which work is organized, coordinated,
and focused to produce a valuable product or service.
To a large extent, the ________ of a business firm depends on how well its
business processes are designed and coordinated.
Information systems automate many steps in business processes that were
formerly performed ________.
________ systems that operate independently of each other are becoming a thing
of the past because they cannot easily share information to support
cross-functional business processes.
Operational management, middle management, and ________ management each use a
specific type of system to support the decisions they must make to run the
At the ________ level, tasks, resources, and goals are predefined and highly
Managers need TPS to monitor the status of ________ operations and the firm’s
relations with the external environment.
________ management needs systems to help with monitoring, controlling,
decision-making, and administrative activities.