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Description of FastFit’s Operations

FastFit sporting goods is a successful New England regional supplier of sporting goods to the high end consumer market. They sell an exclusive selection of equipment and apparel to men and women who exercise and pursue outdoor activities on a regular basis. Their store employees are very knowledgeable and maintain a relationship with their customers. They operate in 5 upscale retail stores in the New England market, their headquarters (HQ) are in Burlington MA and they have a warehouse in Haverhill. Most of their products are purchased from two suppliers, Winter Gear Distributers outside Providence and Boston Fitness Supplies in Marlboro. FastFit has expanded successfully in the New England area over the past 5 years, however to expand nationally as a major retailer they need to improve the scalability of their operations (stores and warehouses). A key part of their strategy is to leverage information systems to automate and improve operations.

A diagram of their complete non-web based operations (called the complete diagram) follows:
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Remember repeat each part of the question a), b) etc. just before your answer. If the question says list then make a bullet or numbered list.

The incomplete system diagram below is used to answer the following questions. Take as many pages as you need, the page limits in the syllabus do not apply. The questions should be answered using your common sense and knowledge of retail because we have all bought things at a store. When you add arrows to the diagram below label each arrow with an short English description. Each arrow should have an arrow head showing the direction the information flows. You may draw the diagrams by hand but use ink.

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General Questions

1. Fill in the main flows of goods and $ in the diagram with labeled arrows and explain. No…...

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