Chapter 13: Case Analyses 13â€“22 (Martin Shoes, Inc.)
Complete the University of Phoenix Material: Database Definitions Exercise located on the student website.
13-22. Martin Shoes, Inc. (Planning a Database Using REA
and E-R Methodology)
Martin Shoes, Inc., manufactures and distributes orthopedic footwear. To sell its products,
the marketing department requires sales personnel to call on the shoe retailers within
their assigned geographic territories. Each salesperson has a laptop computer, which he
or she uses to record sales orders during the day and to send these sales orders to Martinâ€™s
network nightly for updating the companyâ€™s sales order file.
Each day, warehouse personnel review the current sales orders in its file, and where
possible, pick the goods and ready them for shipment. (Martin ships goods via common
carrier, and shipping terms are generally FOB from the shipping point.) When the shipping
department completes a shipment, it also notifies the billing department, which then
prepares an invoice for the customer. Payment terms vary by customer, but most are
â€˜â€˜net 30.â€™â€™ When the billing department receives a payment, the billing clerk credits the
customerâ€™s account and records the cash received.
1. Identify the resources, events, and agents within Martinâ€™s revenue process.
2. Develop an E-R diagram for this process.
3. With a particular DBMS in mind, design the tables for this revenue process. Note that
you will need tables for each resource, event, and agent, as well as tables for each