An Inventory Computer Equipment Database
Lincoln Financial Group (LFG), which is the marketing name for Lincoln National Corporation and its affiliates, is headquartered in the Philadelphia region. LFG is a Fortune 500 company that offers a diverse range of financial services and solutions. LFG focuses on four core business areas, life insurance, annuities, retirement plan service, and group protection. Lincoln Financial employs over 8,000 employees, who help individuals take control of their futures, utilizing the proper tools provided to them. (About Lincoln Financial Group, n.d.)
Even though LFG is a large coporation, it has many subsidiaries all over the country. These little subsidiarie has many departments within the organization. One reason to LFG’s continual strive and success compared to other companies is due to the fact that LFG continues improve its technology and implement new innovations. This paper will focus on one of the implementations from LFG, that I will call Project V. The purpose of Project V is to create an inventory computer equipment database in a central location for all of Lincoln’s computer equipment in ten different locations in the United States.
The problem the company has been dealing with is that they hire approximately hundreds of employees weekly. This number is a composite of hirees from several locations throughout the country. When the new employees are hired, a support person at that particular location, provides them with the necessary equipment and hardware needed so that they can function properly on their job. To prevent having to order the equipment and hardware after a person is hired, the Buyers order a lot of equipment and hardware to stock up inventory rooms at ten different locations until the equipment and hardware is needed. The problem they face is that the company has no system in place that tracks the ordering process from the beginning to the end, when it finally reaches the new hire. LFG does...