Informative value of material indexes in the logistics information system
Currently, the processing and transmission of the vast amount of information accompanying material
flows are performed using modern computer and telecommunications technologies. However, the
achieved results differ depending on the company's preparation to receive a specific information
One of the main problems, that need to be solved before starting the implementation of an
integrated management system, is to set up all the rules for indexing and labeling information
contained in databases. This issue is of key importance because it unifies records in databases
making them unique based on their features and/or parameters, furthermore it enables qualification
and selection of information according to specific criteria. Moreover, it facilitates data accumulation
The research conducted on the content of databases showed items inactive for over 5 years, in an
amount of 28% to 45%, in the majority of the surveyed enterprises. This situation requires database
cleaning and only active index files can be used for generating a new database.
The database cleaning process should aim to organize information in current materials management
databases for present data processing needs, furthermore it should also prepare existing resources
for transfer to the new IT system
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