DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION OF A IMPORT AND EXPORT INFORMATION SYSTEM A CASE STUDY OF NIGERIAN PORT AUTHORITY LAGOS

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ABSTRACT

Import and Export is the exchange of goods and services between nations. Goods can be defined as finished products, as intermediate goods used in producing other goods, or as agricultural products and foodstuffs. International trade enables a nation to specialize in those goods it can produce most cheaply and efficiently. Trade also enables a country to consume more than it would be able to produce if it depended only on its own resources. Finally, trade enlarges the potential market for the goods of a particular economy. Trade has always been the major force behind the economic relations among nations.

Import and Export Information System, IEIS provides flexible and cost effective independent import and export data services for corporate import and export data departments. Import and Export Information System, IEIS skilled import and export data professionals are experts in Federal, state or international corporate import and export data matters, and serve clients on a co-sourced, outsourced or project basis. This project is aim at designing a Import and Export Information System in Nigerian Port Authority Lagos. This is achieved with the help of programming language like visual basic.

ORGANISATION OF THE WORK

This work is organized into seven chapters.

CHAPTER ONE:         Highlights the native, aims and objectives of the project, the general work to be done, what it will achieve and benefits derivable there from.

CHAPTER TWO:        Reviews some literature of related subject matter by earlier authors.

CHAPTER THREE: Describes and analyses the existing system, states its mode of operation and identities the problem facing at, providing possible solution thereof.

CHAPTER FOUR:       Treats the design of the new system.  Things in the present system as well as the new structure and design elements that are needed to properly implement the new system are also described.

CHAPTER FIVE:        Deals with the implementations phase, comprising program design, coding and testing.    

CHAPTER SIX: Presents the documentation of the new system, describing the functionality of various parts of the program.  It also provides a risers guide to using the system.

CHAPTER SEVEN:    Gives some concluding remarks as well as recommends possible areas of further research and improvement.  

TABLE OF CONTENT

TITLE PAGE

CERTIFICATION

DEDICATION

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

ABSTRACT

ORGANISATION OF THE WORK (STUDY)

TABLE OF CONTENT

CHAPTER ONE:

INTRODUCTION

  1. BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY
    1. STATEMENT OF PROBLEM
    1. PURPOSE OF STUDY
    1. SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY
    1. AIM AND OBJECTIVES      
    1. SCOPE OR DELIMITATION
    1. LIMITATIONS OR CONSTRAINTS
    1. ASSUMPTIONS

CHAPTER TWO:       

LITERATURE REVIEW

CHAPTER THREE:   

DESCRIPTION AND ANALYSIS OF EXISTING SYSTEM

3.1     FACT FINDINGS METHOD USED

  • OBJECTIVE OF THE EXISTING SYSTEM
    • INPUT, PROCESS AND OUTPUT ANALYSIS
    • INFORMATION FLOW DIAGRAM
    • PROBLEMS OF THE EXISTING SYSTEM
    • JUSTIFICATION OF THE NEW SYSTEM

CHAPTER FOUR:      

DESIGN OF THE NEW SYSTEM

4.1     OUTPUT SPECIFICATION AND DESIGN

  • INPUT SPECIFICATION AND DESIGN
    • FILE DESIGN
    • PROCEDURE CHART
    • SYSTEM FLOW CHAR
    • SYSTEM REQUIREMENT

CHAPTER FIVE:       

IMPLEMENTATION

  • PROGRAM DESIGN
    • PROGRAM FLOW CHART
    • PSUDOCODE
    • SOURCE PROGRAM
    • TEST RUN

CHAPTER SIX:

DOCUMENTATION

CHAPTER SEVEN:   

RECOMMENDATION AND CONCLUSION

REFERENCES

CHAPTER ONE

INTRODUCTION

BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY

Nigeria Ports Authority is a government owned organization under the supervision of the federal Ministry of transport with responsibility of providing specific ports and labor services for the country’s meantime industry.

          One of their numerous duties and major functions is the provision of Cargo Handling Quays facilities. Right from the inception of this company, the billing system has been manually processed.  The port complex is in the early stage of computerization and the manual method of preparing customers’ bills are delayed

The impact of engineering age is tremendous and its arrears of application are increasing geometrically.  It is believed that the information revolution will radically change the nature and quality of engineering work in the near future.

Some of the most exiting arrear of the information technology includes.

  • Office automation and computer publishing
  • Just-in-time (J.I.T) production techniques to reduce cost and improve quality.
  • Electronic shopping and electronic funds transfer
  • Computer controlled commuter train system
  • Decision support system (DSS) that facilitate real time control of making under battle field condition typically characterized by uncertainty
  • Computer aids to the handicapped including intelligent implants and experts for medical diagnosis.
  • Computer aids instruction (CAI) and aided manufacturing.

Due to all these mentioned arrears of computer application and more, computer has now been accepted and used by so many organizations, by individuals for various purposes.  It is believed that computer is an agent, which improves productivity, enhances competition.

It is however worthy to not that 75% of all computer application generate documented information.  This is why it is said that had copy is the spice of information.

Import and Export Information System, IEIS provides flexible and cost effective independent import and export data services for corporate import and export data departments. Import and Export Information System, IEIS skilled import and export data professionals are experts in Federal, state or international corporate import and export data matters, and serve clients on a co-sourced, outsourced or project basis.

Import and Export Information System, IEIS services range from overall import and export data management programs to focused assignments such as import and export data compliance, planning, examination support or automation development

          Import and Export Information System, IEIS provides the following services

Import and export data Planning– Advance import and export data planning is critical to avoid costly penalties and interest.  Gain insight regarding import and export data laws affecting your business; have us review your two previous years’ import and export data returns for import and export data compliance.

Import and export data Preparation– We prepare all business import and export data forms on your behalf, saving you hours and perhaps days of import and export data filing headaches.

  • Business Import and export data Returns Prepared (Schedule C for Sole Proprietors)
    Corporation and S-Corporation Import and export data Returns, LLC’s, LLP’s, Partnerships, Estates and Trusts
  • Self-Employment (Social Security and Medicare) Import and export data
  • Estimated Income Import and export data

Bookkeeping– This helps you monitor your business, identify trends, and take appropriate actions.

Monthly Preparation of Financial Statements

Profit and Loss Statement

Balance Sheet

Cash Flow Analysis

Bank Account Reconciliation

Credit Card Statement(s) Reconciliation (extra charges may apply if mixed use personal and business)

DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION OF A IMPORT AND EXPORT INFORMATION SYSTEM A CASE STUDY OF NIGERIAN PORT AUTHORITY LAGOS