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PRODUCT LOCATOR. Presented By Richard Raehl. INTRODUCTION. Large stores with diverse inventories Provide to the customer a computer terminal that has a searchable system requiring only one query field that will return product location relevant coupons and product information. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • PRODUCT LOCATORPresentedByRichard Raehl

  • INTRODUCTIONLarge stores with diverse inventories

    Provide to the customer a computer terminal that has a searchable system requiring only one query field that will return product location relevant coupons and product information.

    Product Locator

  • PROJECT MANAGEMENT PLANNING

    Resource Management

    Planning and Control Management

    Communication and Coordination Management

  • RESOURCE MANAGEMENTDevelopment Team

    External Expertise

    Facilities

    Equipment / Technology

    Financial

  • PLANNING and CONTROL MANAGEMENT

    Complete the functional specifications of a Product Locating System during the Fall semester

    30 days based on a time multiplier of 2

  • PLANNED PROJECT OBJECTIVES and TASK

    WebsiteInformation for DatabaseTest DatabaseCodeImplementation

  • MANAGEMENT CONTROL

    Monitor results

    Delegate responsibilities

  • COMMUNICATION and COORDINATION MANAGEMENT

    Communication

    Contact

    Coordination

  • PROJECT MANAGEMENT FEASIBILTY

    Communication skills

    Experience large technical projects

    Organization

  • SOCIETAL CONCERNS

    Locating products in warehouse type stores

    Finding coupons for those products

  • CONSUMER SURVEY88% had problems locating a product

    96% forgot coupons they intended to use

    24% did not use coupons

    44% of those who did not use coupons was because they could not find them

  • SOLUTION

    Provide the customer with a computer based user friendly product locator and coupon dispenser

  • COMPUTER BASED86% of consumers surveyed know how to use a computer

    US Census Bureau 199954 million households have computers94 million use/have internet access

  • EASY TO USE

    Survey showed that people were comfortable with menu driven commands, keyboards and the mouse.

    Fonts 12 - 18

  • BENEFIT to SOCIETY

    Save customers time and money

    Increase use of coupons

    Decrease customer complaints

    Increase sales

  • TECHNICAL CONCERNS

    Project components overview

    Scope

    Technical

    Feasibility

  • PROJECT COMPONENTS OVERVIEW

  • SCOPE

    Store selection

    Scope diagram

    Components not in scope

  • HOME DEPOT

  • SCOPE DIAGRAM

  • TECHNICAL ISSUES

    User interface

    Search mechanism / database access

    Results / Display

    Feasibility

  • EXAMPLE USER INTERFACE

  • SEARCH MECHANISM / DATABASE ACCESS

    Centralized database

    Database fields

    Queries

  • CENTRALIZED DATABASE

  • CENTRALIZED DATABASE

    Components connect to database using a hub

    Physical placement of kiosks not limited

    Number of kiosks unlimited

  • DATABASE FIELDS and QUERIES

    Name, description, SKU#

    One search box

    Return list of possible results, user select best one

  • EXAMPLE RESULTS / DISPLAY

  • STORE DIAGRAM

  • FEASIBILITY

    Existing location-inclusive database

    Hardware off-the-shelf

    Cost are relatively low

  • FINANCE

    Development / Implementation

    Maintenance

    Cost / Benefit Analysis

  • DEVELOPMENT / IMPEMENTATION

    Software

    Hardware

    Implementation

  • MAINTENANCE

    Database

    Software

    Hardware

  • COST / BENEFIT ANALYSIS

    Total cost over 10 years

    Return on investment

  • SUMMARYProblem locating products and associated couponsProvide product location, information, and couponsProfessional experienced teamBenefit to consumersTechnically feasiblePositive cost / benefit analysis

  • CONTACT INFORMATION

    Web site http://cs.odu.edu/~aungvars/shoppingasst/Andrew Ungvarsky pxpx@mindspring.comAli Miamee alimiamee@hotmail.comSadina Little mowtcoofr@aol.comDavid Zhai dzhai@cs.odu.eduRichard Raehl rraeh001@odu.edu