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  • Level: GCSE
  • Subject: ICT
  • Word count: 3447

ICT in a business

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Cadbury Schweppes Introduction The first Cadbury shop opened in 1824. The owner of the shop was John Cadbury. His brand that today provides the world with many of its favourite brands of chocolate. A small family business developed into an international company combining the most complicated technology with the highest standards of quality, technical skills and originality. A one-man business, opened in 1824 by a young man, John Cadbury, in Bull Street Birmingham, was to be the organization of Cadbury Limited, now one of the world's largest chocolate producers. By 1831 the business had changed from a grocery shop and John Cadbury had become a producer of drinking chocolate and cocoa, the start of the Cadbury manufacturing business as it is known today. The leader in the UK market, Cadbury Limited is the confectionery division of Cadbury Schweppes plc, a main force in the sweet and soft drinks international market. Quality has been the focus of the Cadbury business from the very beginning. Main Aims of Cadbury Schweppes Cadbury is owned by share holders. The share owners are happy with this because they earn extra money One of Cadburys main aim is to make quality chocolate for customers. They make brands that people love. "Working together to create brands people love" Another one of Cadburys main aims is to make a profit. To this they have to produce high quality chocolate. They can't produce too much waste products. Their last aim is to minimize waste and minimize pollution. To do this they have produced there own village. Bourneville is a place is a place for their workers to stay. This town was made so the workers did not have to travel far. This means that they don't produce much pollution when they travel. To minimize waste they melt down used materials and re use them. ICT in a Business Human resources Human resources make sure that the business has the best staff for the job and that they are able to work effectively in a safe environment. ...read more.

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Make a Profit 11. Make Quality Product 12. Reduce waste and pollution to help the environment Helps them to provide a quality service. It also keeps people happy which means more profit. It reduces waste as well because it only allows certain amount of people in. The more people the more litter. If there wasn't a booking office there would be a lot of unhappy people because they would not be allowed in. Hardware DESKTOP COMPUTERS � Compaq, Intel, Pentium 4, 2.53 GHz � Windows XP � 37GB of HD memory � 324 GB of memory via server � 15" Flat screen monitor � Networked printers � Fax machine � Voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) system � Fibre optic cabling used. What do they use it for? They use Wincas to book people into Cadbury. It's a timed booking machine. How does ICT help? It is more organised and keeps things less busy. The computer organises the times. There is a certain amount of people the computer lets in. What sort of input devices, output devices, processors, cables, ports and sockets are used. Input Microphone, mouse and keyboard. Output Loudspeaker, Processors INTEL CPU's, Microprocessors, Mainframe CPU Ports and Cables Parallel, USB, Ethernet, Ps2, Cat5, fiber optic cables and converters. Storage devices PC Hard Drives, Mainframe Winchester Disks, Tape Drives, DVD's and CD's. Name of Department or Area What ICT is used Distribution Software Autostore * Monitors stock * links with robots Aims and Objectives 13. Make a Profit 14. Make Quality Product 15. Reduce waste and pollution to help the environment They use a radio frequency identification to count how many boxes leave the warehouse. This means that they don't have to hire allot of people. This helps because they don't have to pay that many people. This helps with the profit. Hardware * Mobility of printers in trolleys * Printing pallet labels wireless connection to printers RFID * Radio Frequency Identification * Pallets at distribution sites are labelled. * Tesco use same system. ...read more.

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They would be cramped and it wouldn't have been a good place to work in. Cadbury use a lot of technology to help run the business. Examples of some of the technology they use are computer systems and robots. They use this technology to help them make as much profit they can make. Cadbury chocolate is made by using programmed technology. This helps them cut down waste and make high quality goods. Once the company, Cadbury Schweppes, has made all the chocolates, it uses programmed robots to help stock up and then get it to their customers. An example of their customer is Tesco. Workers also use the computer to check on their machines. Using sensors, they know how full a container is and they can also find out if there is a problem with the machines Some employees use video conferencing to help reduce pollution by cutting travelling. They also use telephone conferencing to save money. One problem with this is that there might be a language barrier. This is an aim of Cadbury "to minimize waste and minimize pollution" SAP is the main system used by Cadbury. This software allows them to integrate all the information from all the different departments. This means the company can have precise and the latest information available to help plan their future. By using networks they can improve communications and help put off wasted or duplicated efforts plus making sure that all parts of the organization work together. Technology allows them to reduce cost by employing less people. The less people there is the more money they save because they don't have to pay as many workers/employee's. This also helps Cadbury meet one of their aims which is "to make a profit." Cadburys final aim is to make quality chocolate for customers. They make brands that people love. "Working together to create brands people love" if they don't make brands people love. They would not make a profit. The accuracy of the automated machines makes the quality of the chocolate. ?? ?? ?? ?? 1/17 ...read more.

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