Electronic Commerce

Today’s technology added to the competitiveness of industry brings to Internet a new option for the promotion of its services and products. Because of this, it is important for a company to have a good presentation in the biggest network of the world. As we noticed this necessity, we’ve prepared and made an effort to bring you efficient developments of excellent quality and low price sites.

We count with the major software technology. We may create your site with simple or complex technology, according to your necessities. We offer support in CGI's, Base-Data, and Programming Languages for internet: PHP, Perl, Java Script, Java Language, Animations (Flash). Also, we may integrate your company in virtual market with the most reliable service of electronic commerce (SSL Security).

¿Do you need an honest and direct opinion? ¿It’s accurate the path your company is taking in the World of Internet? The services you’ve planed, ¿are the correct ones? The services you’ve hired, ¿are the best? ¿Have you been paying a just price? These and much more questions may be answered by the experts that labor in MB Systems de México.

Sometimes, thinking in the word “consultancy” is synonym to “paying for what I already know”. Nevertheless, in MB Systems de México, we think differently. The consultancy adjusts to the client; we may offer a “just one occasion consultancy”, or long term support, with the confidence and sustain of having a technological leader taking care of your business. The important here, is that you take the decision of engaging a leader, which for sure, will bring you the support of a confidence business.

We’ll start with an exchange of e-mails; this way we will get to know more about the business or organization. Since there, if we may help you through that via, we’ll let you know, communicating to you the cost of the service. If it necessary, we’ll program a visit to your offices to locate exactly the points in which you’ll like to focus our opinion or advice.

Later, we’ll determine the dates to hand in results. In all moments, you’ll have the assurance to ask whatever you have in mind. That why we are your consultant!

In what costs concern, you’ll be surprised to know them. Depending in the quantity of hours invested in the analysis process and obtaining of results, a budget will be presented. Not a cent more.

By the way, in MB Systems de México, we calculate the real-working-hours, not the “whole package”, cases in which many others include transportation and chatting time, which are not considered by us as work.

Just contact us with the confidence that you’ll be answered as soon as possible, we’ll be concrete, accurate, and by the way, once the analysis and the study of your case are concluded, maybe you’ll receive a “bad news” answer. The adviser is responsible of transmitting everything he sees, by request of you, the client.

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From Mainframe to the E-Business.

The evaluations of the communication media and the technologies of the information have been proportioning, in the first half of the XX century, solutions and tools for the enterprises of the era: the communication of data. The raise in the base of the clients, suppliers, distributors, partners, and the growth of complexion of the commercial relations have conducted, in the increasing, the necessities of information storage and conciliation of a disperse administrations. Because of that, it is born, in the 60s, the era of Central Processing Data (CPD).

With the objective of having a complete control of transactions, accompaniment of existences, arrival and department of products, purchases, sales; companies started adopting central computers, of great capacity, with operative systems that allowed, through tens of interconnected networks, the constant actualization of users operations.

The name of Mainframe was given to that electronic brain. Though it, operators of terminals could access an specific data base, the one that were commonly verified and updated in a minimum time of 24 hours, by the CPD team.

In the 70s, the concept of Teleprocessing started expanding, the long distance communication, when the famous green terminals (called this way because of the way monitors looked) could consult the information on installed Mainframes, physically, in other locations, using the telephone line as the transition channel. The network operated with modems, which emitted analogical signals between the central unit and the terminals.

In the 80s, the technology companies will give a greater step in the way to administration and access of data, with the creation of Ethernet, which used coaxial cables to connect computers. It was during this period that the microelectronic gave its biggest jump and technology permitted that computers started operating independently, with out having to be connected to a central server.

Until there, a division line existed between the work done by the personnel of the, responsible for the functioning and update of the Mainframe operations, and the priorities of addresses and managements of companies, oriented towards the results of businesses. The division will open when the principal manufacturers of technologies of the world, impelled by the different necessities of having access to information and service by networks, started producing serves dedicated to specific functions, enabling the beginning to the generation Client/Server.


In the new phase, machines started attending local areas of corporations. The 90s, strengthened thanks to the arrival of Internet, the international networks of computers, deepens even more in the concept of specialization of servers. By consequent necessities of market, the traditional CPD did not longer exist as a unity separated from companies, leaving place to an strategic sector of businesses. Its turn to the area of Technology Information (TI), which consists, apart from new technological solutions and a series of professional functions, responsibilities linked, directly, to the criteria of decision-making in the via of strategies in companies.

Objectively, what the model Client/Server proposes, is the idea that there’s no auto-sufficient computer. The user must have machines that will provide, separately, resources of hardware (Print Servers, File Servers, Proxy Servers) and of software (applications front end – frontal access, and back end – resources servers). With the entrance of the World Wide Web, the family of servers obtains new relatives such as Web Servers, FTP Servers y Mail Servers.

One of the main advantages shown with the use of the distributed functions reside in the idea that having greater operability inside the corporation, once that any eventual problem occurs in the server, does no implies, necessarily, the inactivity of other. With this structure, certain stability and a better functioning is created, at the time that each product starts attending, simultaneously, different demands.


It is true that the model Client/Server eliminates a series of obstacles caused by the centralization of the Mainframe, but at the same time, it brings new challenges to the CTOs (Chief Technology Officer) and CIOs (Chief Information Officer). In the new model, the specialists require to struggle with a not centralized environment, composed of networks of sometimes tens, hundreds, or even thousands of PCs. The difficulty didn’t came alone, but with many additional costs; including diverse service lenders, that offered administration and integrations system tools.

Together with the popularization of the concept of the distributing mode, another term gain space in the business and technology dictionary. It was the TCO (Total Cost Ownership), which is, until today desired by the executives. Its ideal is to demonstrate the inversion made by the corporations in each functioning PC.

With the based installed in the Client/Server, the company not just has to have equipment with great capacity, but a series of them, with differentiated necessities and a each time in grater amount.

Hybrid Model

With the explosion of internet, rises the corporative challenge: to put in disposition of the market, what, until then, had been limited by the walls of the company.

The E-business influenced, inside the traditional world of business, the necessity to transform the gigantic amount of data into the greatest value: the information.

Administrar ese bien, a manera de generar, en la punta de la cadena de los negocios, obtención de ganancias, corte de excesos, agilidad en los procesos internos, fidelidad del cliente y diferencial competitivo, se convierte en el centro de atención de los jugadores del mercado.

The introduction of solutions of enterprise management (ERP - Enterprise Resource Planning) and of relation with the client (CRM, Costumer Relationship Management) obtains new versions according with the rise in the data base and the complexion of the transactions. With the E-business, the data are put in disposition, strategically, in the Internet, reuniting the interests that take care of all the corporative chain.

In this scene, many companies decide to work on a administration information model, which include the two technological spheres; the use of a mainframe and the use of the distributed servers. As time passes, the executives notice both models have advantages and disadvantages. Industries of technology and telecommunications, according to the requests of market, try to create solutions that integrate the technological legacy that, unit then, was left behind.

At the moment, a user of PC may access, through a Web navigator, to information stored in a Mainframe. Innovations have transformed the old necessities of exchange in the option technology, adopting it. It is not coincidence that many banking institutes maintain they intern networks based in a centralized serve, simultaneously administrating a model distributed of access infrastructure.

Therefore, it is valid the detailed analysis of each situation, to find the path most interesting to follow. Once the election is made, take in count that a clear notion be given will given in the scope of technology. The rules imposed by the World of

E-business build a new speedometer and thermometer in the commercial relations, destructing and creating paradigms in the market. Those influences and changes will be aboard in several modules, in the route of this course.

Supply Chain Management

Definition of Supply Chain Management and its differentiation between logistic

Supply Chain Management, or “administration chain of requirements”, is not only a new abbreviation that happens to be part of the ample menu of the technology market of the information. It is, more than anything, a concept that in the last years has been stimulating the corporations from the entire world and revolutionizing the relations in the production of goods and services. This new category of technological solutions did not arise from the nothing; of course not. Its first step took place during the industrial revolution in 1880, when the Arsenal of Venice that already counted with an enormous tradition of constructing naval provisions, presented the first complete system of production control.

However, since 70s of the last century, new forces arose giving as a result transformations in the actual world of business. The consumers became more and more demanding, requiring fast answers to the companies in what basic matters concern; such as reduction in cost of products and a better quality operations. There was a continuous technological evolution, that caused drastic changes in market parameters; and still considering the present picture of “control of expenses” in technology of the information concern, the companies cannot remain near the border of this evolution. New economic and geopolitical challenges exist, in addition to changes in the structure of the industries. In this scene, the management of the networks of value inside the corporations happens to be a determinant in the transformations that the organizations are facing.

For those who think that Suply Chain is synonymous, pure and simple to logistic, the Council of Logistics Management-CLM, an international association with more than ten thousand members of the logistic areas of and SCM, present ultimate definitions of both terms, dissolving any doubt people may have. The administration of the chain of provisions, according to the CLM, includes the planning and the management of all the activities destined to identify suppliers, to buy, to make and to administer logistic

operations. It also includes the coordination and the collaboration between the partners of the channel, who may be suppliers, intermediaries, suppliers of services and clients. "In summary", emphasizes the CLM, "Administration of the Chain of Provisions integrates the management of the demand and the provision inside and through the companies." That is, in other words, a technology of administration oriented for an integration between the main processes of businesses that exist linking the elements of a logistic chain, from the final consumers to the initial suppliers in a model of harmonic business and high performance. Its objective is to add the greater possible value to the consumer. The logistics, however, define the CLM, "it is the part of the process in the chain of provisions that plans, implants and controls the efficient and effective flow of prime resources, stock, in process, finished products and information related, from its point of origin to the consumption point, in order to take care of the requirements of the clients". In such sense, the logistics are an integral part of Supply Chain Management.

The first software for management of the production lines (MRP, MRP II).

The first MRP (Manufacturing Resources Planning or Planning of the Resources of Manufacture) in batch (in set) was developed in the 50s by the American Bosch Company, in Massachusetts (EUA). IBM and Unisys were the two first companies of the TI area that produced documentation about MRP, with the objective of showing the importance that computers had in solving problems of industrial companies.

The first commercial systems for control of stock of the companies arose by the end of the 60s. Its basic function era to control the consumption of materials and, based on those antecedents, to anticipate the necessities for the next periods. In 70s, the consumption anticipation was affected directly by the necessities of the production area in the company; so the purchases that were in operation were considered to attend part those the necessities.

The MRP is an essential tool to make the planning.

In the decade of the 80, the concept evolved and, now, with the name of MRP II, it included the synchronous masterful planning - Master Plan Scheduling (MPS) - and integrates the productive areas of stock with the areas of purchases, sales, and some financial functions. In Brazil, in addition to the multinationals, the first national companies developing software of MRP II, such as Microsiga, Datasul and Logocenter, appear.

By the last part of the 80s, the concept ERP arises, which covers all the critic areas of a company. The development of these, in fact, arrived to respond the exigencies of the world of the businesses that was more and more competitive and just allowed companies continue to be administrated in closed units. A more universal vision of its scope of action was necessary. For that reason, the companies began to integrate diverse functions (purchases, planning of stock, storage, transports and distribution) with the manufacture area. A holistic model of management was created.

The impact of Internet and the E.Commerece (electronic commerce).

The transition of MRP II for the scene of total integration provided by Supply Chain Management was an issue of optimization resources. The development of computers and the softwares of enterprise management, the ERPs, opened infinite possibilities of planning and controlling productive systems. The ERPs help to say when to rent resources, which are the possibilities of optimization of resources available, how to bring the real world towards the interior of the computation.

The explosion of the communication technologies, in special Internet, was fundamental to facilitate the integration of businesses 81023001516processes, internal and external to the company. The growth was frightful. In 1996, with the proliferation of the access suppliers, the number of users of Internet in the world reached 6 million people. Five years later, this number already reached 50 million users. It was the beginning of the great revolution in the logistics and the chain of provisions.

Internet brought the opportunity to work with partners of businesses in a more integrated way. The evolution of the concept of society between participants of a chain of provisions allowed, with the advance of the communication, greater visibility by part of all the flows between suppliers and consumers. This is the connectivity area.

Many companies looked for the updating of their TI infrastructures to reduce costs, ensuring communications between their collaborators, including the ones that worked remotely, to improve the relation between suppliers and clients; For example, Petrobra's Energy of Argentina was created when Petrobra's acquired most of the actions of Pecom Energy. In order to avoid possible losses of approximately USS 1 million, caused by an obsolete pack of machines, the company decided to renew its technological atmosphere.


La acquisition includes 2,1 thousand desktop PCs based on the Intel Pentium 4 processor.

(with HT 865G Chipsets technology) supported by Stable Image Plataform Program, Intel® PRO/1000 TM Desktop Adapter 512 MB of ram, and hard disk of 40 GB, which meant the renovation of 60% of the platform of computers, in addition to 400 notebooks based on the portable technology Intel® Centrino™, with 256 MB of ram and 40 GB of rigid disk, equipped with wireless connection.

The next stage of the Petrobra's Energy of Argentina project will be the extension of LAN Wireless to the 90 fixed performance positions of the company, in seven different countries and oil wells. Other projects exist, such as remote learning, collaborative platforms, instant messages, and security of information. The new system allows executives, who are traveling, to remotely connect themselves to the network (connection dial-up) and accede the information of the network, obtaining higher levels of efficiency, besides increasing the power of negotiation with the suppliers of the provision chain.

¿End of the EDI?

Internet modified the life of the people, of the technology professionals; it allowed more interaction between several participants of the distribution chain and altered the old models of communication between several businesses partners, like EDI (Electronic Data Interchange). The manufacturing industry, for example: with the modern JIT-just-in-Time techniques and Kanbam systems, the companies of this category were able to adjust, and avoid losses in the production sector. But even so, they still had enormous losses when they made transactions between the partners. Specially, losses of information could cause serious financial prejudices .

Observe the example of the automobile industry. Two companies, an assembler and a manufacturer, with production processes limited enough, already reduced the inventory and the labor. The assembler makes the orders for the manufacturing of car parts. It passes the forecast for reduction of certain lot of pieces, but that information, eventually, arrives as mistake. If the information leaves being mistaken from the origin, the manufacturer of pieces can make an erroneous lot. It ends up becoming a vicious cycle. With Internet, this loss of information is practically eliminated. The planning system of the assembler is united directly, on line, in real time, with the manufacturer planning of pieces. Sure, this already was already done with EDI, by means of particular network communications that united specific partners. The process evolved for the WebEDI, which is used until today. But still it is an expensive and more difficult access, than Internet. This last one grants more layers than EDI.


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