BIS 318 Week 1 Individual Assignment Role of Technology Pape\nWrite a 750- to 1,000-word paper in which you explore how technology has improved the effectiveness and efficiency of retail management. Consider the following questions in your paper:\n\n \n\nHow has technology changed the role of retail managers?\nHow has the technology improved retail management, not just how technology has improved? Provide specific examples.\nWhat, if any, are the downsides to the technology that may present challenges to the retail manager?\n \n\nFormat your paper consistent with APA guidelines.\n\nBIS 318 Week 2 Individual Assignment Effectiveness of Technology Paper\nWrite a 750- to 1,000-word paper in which you explore how technology has improved the effectiveness and efficiency of retail management. Consider the following questions in your paper:\n\n \n\nHow has technology changed the role of retail managers?\nHow has the technology improved retail management, not just how technology has improved? Provide specific examples.\nWhat, if any, are the downsides to the technology that may present challenges to the retail manager?\n \n\nFormat your paper consistent with APA guidelines.\n\nBIS 318 Week 3 Learning Team Assignment Technology in Decision Making Paper\nReview the companies profiled on pp. 551, 560, & 586 of the Retail Management book; then, choose a retail company with which your team is familiar. Consider how the company uses technology to shape the direction of its operation by changing pricing and promotional strategies.\n\n \n\nWrite a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper in which you analyze the use of technology as it relates to pricing and promotional strategies of your selected company. Consider the following questions as you complete your analysis:\n\n \n\nHow has technology changed pricing and promotional strategies at your selected company? Has the change been beneficial?\nWhat technologies is the selected company using? Why do you think they chose those systems over other alternatives?\nWhat legal and ethical issues must the company consider when pricing and promoting its products? Is the company in compliance? If the company has had issues in the past, how has the company resolved those issues?\n \n\nFormat your paper consistent with APA guidelines.\n\nBIS 318 Week 4 Individual Assignment Computer-Based Training Article Questions\nRead the ERR articles and the Poppler’s scenario located under the materials tab of the student website and respond to the following questions in 200 to 300 words each. APA formatting is not required.\n\n \n\nWhat challenges would Poppler’s face when adopting a CBT program? How would those challenges impact Poppler’s business?\nWhat limits are there on the use of CBT in retail management? Are there any types of retail skills that cannot be taught using CBT?\nWhere would CBT be most effective at Poppler’s company? Why?\nHow would you determine the cost-effectiveness of a CBT system?\n\nBIS 318 Week 5 Learning Team Assignment Poppler’s Scenario\nPoppler’s management wants your team to create a proposal to implement technology upgrades to its inventory and customer management systems. Management wants to know how it can benefit from the introduction of new technology and if the investment will pay off.\n\n \n\nReview the existing business practices of Poppler’s (see Poppler’s gift shop scenario under the Materials tab) and using research, determine what technology upgrades you would recommend. Your team must provide specific information on the major components needed for the upgrade and your rationale for the upgrade.\n\n \n\nDeliver your findings in an executive summary and in a no more than 30-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint®presentation. Here are the requirements for the deliverables:\n\n \n\nExecutive Summary – The executive summary must include an overview of the benefits that your recommendations will have on the business. The executive summary should be no more than 350 words and focus on critical need to know items that are important to company management.\n \n\nPresentation – The presentation must include an introduction, conclusion, and supporting details. The presentation must provide specifics on your recommended technology upgrades and your rationale behind them. The presentation must also address the following questions from Poppler’s management:\n \n\no How are POS, SKU, and RFID related, and what components should be integrated into the business?\no Will POS systems improve the efficiency of the business when compared with existing systems, why or why not?\no What customer tracking systems are available? Which tracking system would work best for Poppler’s and why? What benefits does the selected tracking system offer over current business practices?\no How long will it take to implement the changes? Will it result in a stoppage of business? Are there other challenges to overcome during the implementation phase, if so how can those challenges be overcome?\nWhat is the operational lifespan of the recommended upgrades? When must the business upgrade again? What maintenance issues will be required?\n\n
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