A workflow-driven web inventory management system for reprocessing businesses

Huanmei Wu, Jian Zhang, Sunanda Mukherjee, Miaolei Deng

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Abstract

This paper describes the design and implementation of a workflow-driven web application to manage the inventory and business operations for the recycling and reprocessing businesses. On the backend, the relational database is built with flexibilities and extensibilities for future organization expansion. The user management is customized to the company needs with tiered role-based data access control. For the front end, the graphical user-friendly interface is tailored for non-IT users to efficiently update and search inventory items, track incoming and outgoing orders, and manage their business workflow. For the middleware, the business logics, operational workflow managements, the data processing, the system optimizations, and web-page connections are integrated into the design and development for the various business operations. The system has been implemented using MySQL and PHP with the XAMPP the web service package. Additional dashboards, graphic user interfaces, and data analytical functions have also been implemented. This system can be easily transformed to other database management systems and other middleware tools. The overall database design can be conveniently adopted by other businesses where inventory management is a challenge.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationKnowledge Management in Organizations - 12th International Conference, KMO 2017, Proceedings
EditorsWei Lu, I-Hsien Ting, Lorna Uden
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages321-335
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)9783319626970
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017
Event12th International Conference on Knowledge Management in Organizations, KMO 2017 - Beijing, China
Duration: Aug 21 2017Aug 24 2017

Publication series

NameCommunications in Computer and Information Science
Volume731
ISSN (Print)1865-0929

Other

Other12th International Conference on Knowledge Management in Organizations, KMO 2017
CountryChina
CityBeijing
Period8/21/178/24/17

    Fingerprint

Keywords

  • Data analytics
  • Inventory management system
  • Web application

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Mathematics(all)

Cite this

Wu, H., Zhang, J., Mukherjee, S., & Deng, M. (2017). A workflow-driven web inventory management system for reprocessing businesses. In W. Lu, I-H. Ting, & L. Uden (Eds.), Knowledge Management in Organizations - 12th International Conference, KMO 2017, Proceedings (pp. 321-335). (Communications in Computer and Information Science; Vol. 731). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-62698-7_27