DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION OF A COMPUTERIZED SEAPORT BILLING SYSTEM (A CASE STUDY OF NIGERIAN PORT AUTHORITY, ONNE, RIVERS STATE)
TABLE OF CONTENT
Table of Content
Scope of the
Analysis of the System
This chapter gives an overview about
the aim, objectives, background and operation environment of the system.
OF THE STUDY
SeaportBilling System is an
application which is generally small or medium in size. It is used by seaport
authority to manage the warehouse using a computerized system where all various
transactions and billings are done in the warehouse of the seaport. Billing
report, payment and customer Modules are also included in this system which
would keep track of the customer andbills in the warehouse and also a detailed
description about the goods or items stored in the warehouse. With this
computerized system there will be no loss of records or member records which
generally happens when a non - computerized system is used. In addition, Summary/Statistics
report module is also included in seaport Management System. All these modules
are able to help warehouse manager to manage the warehouse with more
convenience and in a more efficient way as compared to warehouse systems which
are not computerized.
1.2 STATEMENT OF
The problems found in the seaport
during operations was so much that there were cases where goods got missing, if
it is not stolen by the frauds it may be stolen by the staff, part of some goods
were shared among people before taking to the warehouse, manual issuing of
receipt, Unidentification of goods in the warehouse, time required to record as
well as presenting an Information and also the cost of purchasing goods, also
transportation issue was another problem were ships got wreck on its way.
Lack of effectiveness in their methods of
record keeping, further compounds the problem.
1.3 OBJECTIVE OF
The project aims and objectives that
will be achieved after completion of this project are discussed in this
subchapter. The aims and objectives are as follows:
To resolve billing issue
To Request column for seaport
management for providing new goods
To create A separate column for
To provide login page where the
admin can access the system.
To provide Summary/Statistical
report where all goods are being sold and how many are left.
OF THE STUDY
significance of this study was to help and give a benefit to the concerned
will be beneficial to the following:
Customers: Through computerized seaport billing system, they can
easily book forgoods that they wantwithout going through the traditional way of
searching for where they will make their payment. Convenience is more visible
for it is not time-consuming, resulting to a number of accomplished works.
Seaport and warehouse management:The computerized seaport billing
system would improve the monitoring capacities of those who maintain the seaport.
It would be easier to determine whether particular goods are in the warehouse
or not. In addition, they can easily identify when all goods are being sold and
how much. Furthermore, the seaport management would be much guided when it
comes to recognizing new inventory goods, letting them arrange it promptly and
OF THE STUDY
of academic materials.
of financial support
of programming software such as vb.Net.
1.9 SCOPE OF THE STUDY
This research work will concentrate on Warehouse entry,Profile
(Registration and login details), Payment, Bill report, Summary/ Statistics, Calculator,
Customer and Supplier menu which includes handling of some queries like;
updating record, deleting record and searching for Customers who have already
paid and warehouse information via Items, Supplier details, payment method, and
shipping as the case may be. It is a case study of Nigerian Seaport Authority,
Onne, Port Harcourt.
1.8 ASSUMPTION OF THE STUDY
During the process of data collection, information
relating to seaport Management System was obtained from IBOM E - LIBRARY. The information was collected from the
admin staff during the course of my industrial attachment. Hence, it is assumed
that all the data collected are correct and contains no false information.
Seaport:A large town on or near a coast with a harbor that big ships can be used.
Management: It is the co-ordination of all the resources of an
Organization through the process of planning,
Organization, directing and controlling
System: Physical component of a computer that is used to perform certain task.
Data: Numbers, Text or image which is in the form suitable for Storage in or processing by a computer, or incomplete Information.
Information: A meaning full material derived from computer data by organizing it and interpreting
it in a specified way.
Input: Data entered into a computer for storage or processing.
Output: Information produced from a computer after processing.
System: A set of interrelated components that collect (or retrieve), process, store and distribute information to support decision
making and control in an organization.
Seaport Management System: A seaport
management system, also known as an automated seaport system is software that
has been developed to handle functions of a seaport.
COMPUTER:-Computer is an electronic device that
accepts data as Input, processes data and gives out information as output to
SOFWARE:-Software is set of related programs that
are designed by the manufacturer to control the hardware and to enable the
computer perform a given task.
HARDWARE: - Hardware is a physical part of a
computer that can be touched, seen, feel which are been control by the software
to perform a given task.
DATABASE: - Database is the collection of related
data in an organized form.
PROGRAMMING: - programmingisa set of coded
instruction which the computers understands and obey.
TECHNOLOGY: -Technology is the branch of knowledge
that deals with the creation and use technical and their interrelation with
life, society and the environment, drawing upon such as industrial art,
engineering, applied science and pure science.
7. Algorithm : A set of logic rules determined during the design phase
of a data matching application. The ‘blueprint’ used to turn logic rules into
computer instructions that detail what step to perform in what order.
Application: The final combination of software and
hardware which performs the data matching.
Data matching database: A structured collection of records or data that is stored in a computer
Data cleansing: The
proactive identification and correction of data quality issues which affect an
agency’s ability to effectively use its data.
Data integrity : The quality of correctness, completeness and complain with the intention
of the creators of the data i.e ‘fit for purpose’
Enrollment : The process of an individual to enroll aith
an agency. Involves the initial collection of identifying details.