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Tesco, just like all businesses must operate using their functional areas. Without these areas there would be no business. The main functional areas which take place within Tesco are: Finance, Human resources, Marketing, and Administration.

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Tesco, just like all businesses must operate using their functional areas. Without these areas there would be no business. The main functional areas which take place within Tesco are: * Finance * Human resources * Marketing * Administration Finance The Finance Department in Tesco is used to keep records of what money Tesco is currently working with. They will provide all other functional areas with the money they need to run. The Finance Department within Tesco is run by the chief accountant. The Accounts section are responsible for many things. They control all money paid in and out of Tesco. This area presents all final accounts and are responsible for the sources and use of funds. These funds may be used for such things as designing a new product or store etc. Wages and relevant records are prepared in this department as well as credit records for customers/suppliers. ...read more.

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He/She must check that all raw materials are processed into the finished products effectively. They have to ensure that the quality of goods produced is maintained throughout the manufacturing of the product. Production charges must be set and met by the production team and some tasks may be carried out quickly to meet an aim, or more long term to help Tesco reach their objectives. The managing director must monitor the efficiency of the production methods being used by the below sub-functions. * The Production and Planning Department * The Purchasing Department * The Stores Department * The Design and Technical Support Department * The Works Department Responsibilities within the Production Department may include things such as dealing with customers and organizing resources to ensure that the goods or service arrive in the best quality and value to the customer. Human Resources This department within Tesco cover a vast amount of activities that occur within Tesco. ...read more.

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Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) is used. This enables customers to place their order for the required goods without speaking directly to a Tesco member of staff. Orders place are processed quickly and saves a lot of money as less people need to be hired to control this. Administration Tesco must have an administration department to be able to operate effectively. This area deals with enquiries, passing on messages and producing documents for Tesco as a whole. Tesco have a central office responsible for controlling all paperwork used within Tesco. The administration department deals with: * Filing * Mail * Word Processing * Creating and maintaining of databases If all functional areas combine well, Tesco will be able to achieve their objectives much more easily as the entire organization is being run co-operatively. Each area deals with different objectives helping Tesco grow and become a more profitable business. Daniel Simpson Business At Work Task 3 ...read more.

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