Fremantle Fisheries Pty Ltd operates a fleet of fishing boats out of five ports in Western Australia - Fremantle, Bunbury, Broome, Esperance and Geraldton. The head office is in Perth. All seafood caught is sold through the state government owned Fish Marketing Board.
The company's employees who work on the boats are paid bonuses based on the volume, and the type and quality of seafood caught. This means that Head Office must be able to clearly identify the source of each shipment of seafood sent to the Fish Marketing Board. Head office for Fremantle Fisheries handles all sales using their computerised accounting system.
John Dorey is a long term employee who works in the accounting area in Head Office. He is responsible for the accounting system and ensuring that employees get paid on time. His father, brother and several friends are employed by the company too. They work on the boats in Fremantle.
Each port sends their shipping documentation to Head Office on a weekly basis. Occasionally they forget to write the name of the port on the invoice which makes it difficult for the accounts clerk to trace the source of the shipment. As John Dorey is keen to keep the system fully operational and up to date, he tells the accounts clerk to use the Geraldton code whenever the name of the port is missing.
1. Who are the stakeholders in this situation?
2. What are the issues involved?
3. What would you do if you were the accounts clerk?
Fremantle Fisheries Pty Ltd operates a fleet of fishing boats out of five ports in Western Australia - Fremantle, Bunbury, Broome, Esperance and...