There are supermarkets, suppliers, and warehouse managers in the system. The companyhas 500 supermarkets and a big warehouse. About 4000 items are stored in thewarehouse. Each item is provided from exactly one supplier.
1.1. System Objectives and Overall Description
1.1.1. The Stock Management System (SMS) assumes control over the bookkeeping andaccounting needed to operate a Warehouse for a company specializing in retail sales of food and groceries. All day-to-day operations of the warehouse, as well as conductedweekly accounting of the products stored in the warehouse and disbursed to participatingsupermarkets, will be performed by the software.1.1.2. A considerable amount of accounting needed to operate a typical warehouse callsfor a reliable and fast software tool to help the warehouse management handle flows of information regarding incoming and outgoing quantities of products and a stock inventory.1.1.3. The problem of storage of the accounting documents such as invoices and orderswould be solved.1.1.4. Tedious arithmetic involved in the corresponding bookkeeping will be automated.1.1.5. A cost of maintenance of a specially trained accounting professional in thewarehouse would be saved by replacing this position with a software tool and a lesscostly data entry specialist.
1.2. System Boundary
1.2.1. System Context22.214.171.124. The SMS is located at central warehouse and keeps track of the stock level of each item in the warehouse, orders from supermarkets, and orders from the warehouse tothe suppliers. Items and product groups and their quantities in the warehouse are all partof the system.