Abstract Market Basket Analysis (MBA) is a widely used technique among marketers to identify the best possible combination of products or services frequently bought by customers. The problem of determining customers preference in terms of items purchased was focused on the traditional and heuristics algorithms with limited factors in the past. However in recent times through this study, building an automated basket analysis system, will help shop owners identify customers purchasing behavior, patterns and identify the relationship between products and item purchased in order to maximize profit through the use of association rule mining. An automated MBA system was implemented through the use of the spiral model development model and a combination of HTML, PHP and MySQL as the programming environment to make this system web-based. The Automated Market Basket Analysis System would improve on search methodologies that can also be of help in generating recommendations for consumers though the association rule mining algorithm embedded in the system. The provided results reveal that the obtained solutions seem to be more realistic and applicable.
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|Description||ABSTRACT Libraries have been an important part of educational and information sector of any school. The success of any library largely depends on proper management. Several libraries have suffered failure as a result of inadequate management and incapacitations in handling sensitive information as regards members of the library. This research therefore, aimed at developing a digital library system, which will help direct and position library to meets its ever increasing demands. In the course of the development of this new system, the current system was analytically and critically studied or assessed and thus the identified strengths and weaknesses were highlighted and a new system was designed for the weakness. The present system was analyzed using a standard procedure recognized worldwide for such purpose and this is called Structured System Analysis and Design Methodology (SSADM). The visual basic 6.0 programming language was used to code the program modules developed for the system using some computer aided design tools.||ABSTRACT This project deals with the design and implementation of an expert system for car faults diagnosis. The project is motivated by the need to guide car owners and learners motor mechanics in the maintenance and trouble shooting of motor problems without having to resort to presumptions and conjectures. Particularly, it is expected that the proposed design would ensure that car owners have proper assistance in times of crisis and what?s more will save them from the clutches of exploitative roadside mechanics. For this purpose a rule- base artificial intelligence (AI) technique was utilized to obtain theoretical and practical expert system parameters, and then a conceptual expert system was designed. The expert system functioning is based on the database of car faults, symptoms and their correction, which make up its knowledge base. The new system was developed using visual basic 6.0 programming language and access database. This language was chosen because of its easy syntax and features for developing windows based application.||ABSTRACT This project is to address the problems encountered by the staff of custom and their customers. In view of this problems, the manual process involved in the handling and management of goods in custom office were critically studied and the problems noted. This project went further to treat the different techniques used in implementing the newly designed software. This work is conducted towards the computerization of the existing system of processing data in order to identify some various problems that is being encountered in mechanical aspect of it and the manual method of data processing in the billing of imported and exported customer goods and thereby recommending first class solution to the problem of information system in the organization. This theory also compares the existing system with the new system which is exact and a faster way of processing data and the problem that is faced by customers when they are clearing their goods from the wharf. This theory includes with the implementation, programming, test run, change over the process of the new system. The software is designed using visual basic 6.0 language. This language was chosen as a result of its easy syntax and structure for developing windows-based applications.||CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1 OVERVIEW OF THE EXISTING SYSTEM This passenger manifest information (PMI) is a kind of records that help individual flight to organized their passenger in a flight. This record in the flight. This record help them to know the members of passenger in the flight, without their records they can known the numbers of passenger in the flight. So the passenger manifest information contained the: (1) Full name (2) Date of birth (3) Social security number (4) Emergency contact (5) Telephone number From passenger traveling on flight with sosoliso airline (e.g., during the sosoliso airline disaster family assistance act of December 10th 2005. this law was passed to address the difficult associated with notification of the families in the aftermath of sosoliso airline crashes). This proposal is also being issued to fulfill a recommendation contained in the initial and final report of families that has be affect in the crashes. This passenger manifest information (PMI), is used to point out identify data elements that may point to a passenger who represents a security risk. Once highlighted, analytical specialists can them manually review these records and identify those passengers who should be subjected to additional screening upon their arrival. 1.2 DESCRIPTION AND ANALYSIS OF THE EXISTING SYSTEM This study is all about the passengers manifest information (PMI) which is a records of individual passenger in the flight. The researcher visited sosoliso airline and find out that the passenger manifest information contained the records of passenger (e.g., full name, date of birth and or social security number, emergency contact and telephone number). Which help them to organize their flight. The examination of the existing system to determine what must be accomplished and the best method of accomplishing the necessary operation is know as SYSTEM ANALYSIS. The stages involved in the system analysis are listed below. (1) The type of processing to be done by the system (2) The input data ?captured? for the system (3) The output required (4) The file which could be kept and used (5) The nature of processing i.e. its logic procedure stage and frequency. 1.3 METHOD OF DATA COLLECTION The researcher visited sosoliso airline and find out that the passenger manifest information (PMI) contained the records of passengers, which help them to organize their flight. SOURCE OF DATA This data is used in this research work were collected from primary and secondary source hence, they comprise of the following sources: (1) Direct interview in (sosoliso airline) (2) The internet (3) Unpublished books (project) (4) Pamphlets of general knowledge. 1.4 INTERVIEW METHOD The researcher use the method of unstructured interview to carried out the research to know about the passenger manifest information in sosoliso airline. It ash one of the staff in the engineer department, the researcher know that the passenger manifest information contain the name, date of birth, contact address etc, of a passengers that booking for ticket to travel in a flight in the sosoliso airline company.||CHAPTER ONE 1.0 INTRODUCTION Modern societies are technology driven thus changing their characteristics at an accelerating rate. One of the current developments in the information sector that will greatly affect business (improve business and society) is greatly increased computer literacy of leaders and general population which will make computerization transition seamless. That is, the use of computer in any process has been applied in virtually all spheres of human Endeavour. It has equally found wide application in both the private and the public sectors of the economy. In Nigeria, today there is no gain saying revenue for government, we hear and see computerization project in NITEL, NEPA, and so on; the government has so decided on these project because of their long run advantages over current manual techniques. In fact, no meaningful society today can exist and function efficiently without an element of computerization in the processing system. It was based on the above point and advantages inherent in computerization that the researcher decides to embark on the study. In order to improve this revenue so as to provide essential services, the government should be encouraged to computerize its personnel income tax collection medium as well as embark on computerized audit procedures to determine or ensure actual compliance to revenue provision and standards. To achieve this task, in Abia state, the state board of internal revenue, the sole agent for revenue generation should properly equipped with modern computers and computer literate personnel needed to carry out the doctrines of assessment as well as auditing. The manual auditing procedure and techniques currently being employed in the auditing of personnel income taxes has negative effect on clients (agents) as well as employees, more especially under critical situation such as limited tune frame to computer audit exercise. The manual process can only produce reports after a long period of time that may not be less than two weeks; these delays will mean delayed revenue to the state. Also it could lead to a situation where fatigue could discourage a thorough job by the auditors. We have to note that computer is a system which is not subjects to fatigue as a human being and can perform several jobs the same dexterity as the first job executed. The manual system of auditing also creates an opportunity for some corrupt tax officials to manipulate and falsify in order to see undue advantage. All this problem with others mentioned above generate the need for the automation of the audit procedure involved in personnel income tax system in Abia state. Basically, the computerization components should provide technical assistance in the design, programming, listing and the complementation of a comprehensive computerized auditing system of personnel income tax administration. 1.2. HISTORICAL BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY. This study was conceptualized on the premise that the statutory allocation formula which has remained at 24% to the state has continued to dawdle in relation terms thereby leaving the state to look inwards for internally generated revenue. That being the case efforts should be made towards changing the present manual system of tax audit so as to maximize the revenue yield available to the government. Lance the issue of misplacement of records, alteration of facts and figure and usher in improved services by tax officials. The implementation of a computerize approach could also lead to efficiency in the use of government resources as well as reducing tax evasion. 1.3. STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM. Auditing of personnel income system in Abia state board of internal revenue is done manually at present and stored in audit working. Sheets kept in files. The monitoring unit of the board usually stores it. The accumulation of this document in files creates low of storage problem as in lack of space, cost of fumigation to prevent attack from insect, cost of cleaning and shelving. Equally some of the problems posed by the manual system are: - Time consumed in retrieving clients (agents) record in subsequent years (that is searching for records). The methods of updating files making the whole exercise cumbersome and boring. There could be mistake in calculating taxpayers? income as well as taxes due from them. In order words, there could be a problem of wrong assessment; there could be delays per say in publishing audit reports due to so many processes and complicity of procedure involved (there is easy sensibility of the records of taxation other than the personnel that prepared it. There is lack of efficiently in the utilization of resource in the course of audit exercise. 1.4. OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY The objectives of the study are to create a new computer base system to solve problems associated with manual system. These objectives are ? To provide an efficient computer base system for easier documentation updating and retrieval of data about taxable of data about taxable employer of about in Abia state. ? To modernize the auditing system so that efficiency can be realized. ? To give a more accuracy and timely information for government decision making. ? To provide facilities for quick access to stored data giving at random in other to assist in management functions. ? To store the confidence of employer of labor in the personnel income tax system of Abia state. ? To eliminate all forms of corruption in personnel income tax auditing. ? To enhance the efficiency of the tax auditors by reducing the volume of manual operations of their disposal. ? To reduce the role of tax evasion among employers of labor. ? To eliminate piles of dusty physical files in the offices thereby keeping the office neat and a very healthy environment to work. ? Enhance the processes of auditing personnel income taxpayers and hence provide immediate result on any operation required on a tax payer?s file. ? In case of replacement or stranger personnel, it provide modern sophisticated information system which supplies both environmental and internally generated information to new personnel. 1.5. IMPORTANCE OF THE STUDY Since the concept of the world as a global village emerged in the 90?s there has been a rapid development of computer technology in virtually all fields of human Endeavour. An analogy between manual systems and computer systems provides a starting point for management both in private and public sector understanding of computer systems. This development has laid to the advancement of information management and hence necessitated the need to computerize that tax auditing system to meet with the present day needs of the government. This research will equally analyze the present manual system of tax auditing and design a new system to solve the inadequacy inherent accurate and efficient means of tax auditing in Abia state. The new system to be installed will have all the advantage of the computerize system which includes time, flexibility, interactivity and creating a good database. 1.6. SCOPE OF THE STUDY The scope of this project is personnel income tax auditing in Abia state board of internal revenue due to the level of information technology in Nigeria, especially Abia state. There will be some manual operation to complete the auditing process area such as notification of auditing exercise will still be performed manually. Due to the time constraint as this project is for academic purpose leading to the award of national diploma (ND) after two years of academic excellence. The auditing of pay_ as_ you earn tax payers will be covered in the new system (case study). 1.7. LIMITATION OF THE STUDY. This project work was faced with a number of restricting factors, which made the work impossible to get beyond this scope. The most pressing factors were:- i. lack of finance ii. epileptic power supply iii. inadequate supply of data iv. Inadequate time for the project work. 1.7. DEFINITION OF TERMS AUDIT WORKING PAPERS:- these are columns sheet of paper on which records of incomes of employees of the audited companies organizations are made. They are source record documents at the top right corner of the working papers are provisions for the schedule number, name of person who prepared the working paper and the dates of the preparation. At the top left corner of the working paper is made up of serial number column 2 for names of employees, columns 3 for basic salary. Column 4-15 are for the months from January to December while column 16 is allowed two rows and handle uses of maximum of twenty (20) employees per sheet of 40 rows, the second row of the two rows per employee is used to record monthly tax deducted. IT FORM-INCOME TAX FORM A:- according to A.C. Tabansi (2000) a. this is a form given to eligible tax payers to complete and return to the tax for their assessment on which the personnel income tax audit is based. It consists of six (6) parts named A to F. details range from personnel data of tax payers to source of income as well finally declaration and attestation to the truism of the declared income and information contained in the form. PERSONNEL INCOME TAX:- A.C. TABANSI,(2000) explains it by saying that this represents taxes on the emoluments of employees of companies, organization and establishments. It includes the basic salary and other components such as tent, transport allowance, entertainment and other subject to a stipulated limit that is determined from government legislations. The government has been able to use tax to control; inflation and other economic problems. SYSTEM:- this is an overused word that has several meaning to various groups of people G.D Clarke Defines a SYSTEM as an organized set of objects, elements or components that are interrelated and interdependent and have a common set of basic objective such as production and satisfaction. He opined that the elements of any system are:- i. input. ii. Output iii. Process iv. Boundaries v. Subsystem vi. Environment MONITORING UNIT:- as written in the hand book this is the unit in charge of personnel income tax audit in Abia state board of internal revenue. It is headed by a principle interceptor of taxes who works in liaison with chairman board of internal revenue through the director direct taxes. He is assisted by several tax inspectors with accounting and management bias, as well as electrical officers who carry out routine assignments needed in the day to day running of the unit. IT FORM 45:- as contained in A.C. Tabansi (2000) this is an acknowledgement slip prepared by the sender of a letter and signed by both the recipient and sender in which the recipient acknowledge the receipt of a letter requesting him to supply facts necessary for tax audit report is to be submitted as well as correspondences established between the board and outside parties. IT FORM F3 (TAX DEDUCTION CARD):- also in A.C Tabansi (2000), the IT form f3 is a card prepared and the payer assessment section of the tax office and gives the employers of labour a guide to normal income tax deductions. The taxes deductible is based on the income declaration form. The employees gross earning, gross relief, gross tax due and monthly tax deductions are stated on the card. The tax card is given to the employee who uses it to make deductions of taxes during the year. at the end of the year, these card are batched and returned to the various tax offices in company of form H1 that is the annual return. AUDITING:- in defining auditing it will be good to see how Ngwakwe C.1998 defines auditing; audit is a Latin word meaning ?He hears? conventionally of records and draft account produced by companies/organizations by tax auditors to enable the auditors form opinions as to the adequacy or inadequacies of the system. It also helps in ascertaining the extent of compliances to lay down rules and regulations. The end result as required by law is for the auditor to put himself in a position where he can express an opinion concerning. ? The profit and loss account of the company. ? The balance sheet gave a true fair view of the financial position at the year end. ? If the financial statement comply with the law.|
|Content||Abstract Market Basket Analysis (MBA) is a widely used technique among marketers to identify the best possible combination of products or services frequently bought by customers. The problem of determining customers preference in terms of items purchased was focused on the traditional and heuristics algorithms with limited factors in the past. However in recent times through this study, building an automated basket analysis system, will help shop owners identify customers purchasing behavior, patterns and identify the relationship between products and item purchased in order to maximize profit through the use of association rule mining. An automated MBA system was implemented through the use of the spiral model development model and a combination of HTML, PHP and MySQL as the programming environment to make this system web-based. The Automated Market Basket Analysis System would improve on search methodologies that can also be of help in generating recommendations for consumers though the association rule mining algorithm embedded in the system. The provided results reveal that the obtained solutions seem to be more realistic and applicable.||CHAPTER ONE 1.0 INTRODUCTION Digital Library System (DLS) extends and integrate approaches adopted in traditional libraries as well as in distributed information systems, to yield high-end information systems, services and institutions. Here we will explore some of the parts or components of digital libraries and discuss several of the developments in this emerging field. Building a comprehensive digital library system will help users to manage all phases of the information lifecycle. Of particular importance is to simplify the authoring and creation process so that wider population can participate by adding all types of multimedia content directly into digital libraries. Downstream access allows readers to benefit from this type of computer-mediated communication, across time and space. Ultimately, it is believed that knowledge will be shared and then lead to yet another cycle of discovery, authoring and utilization that is facilitated by digital libraries. 1.1 BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY Times are fast changing; we now live in a jet age which is mainly characterized by rapid changes in technology, lifestyle and value. This is indeed an age of information explosion. One of the major inventions that have driven the world to a fast pace of technological advancement is the computer. The computer is primarily an electronic information processor that is rapidly changing the way we acquire, organize, recall, access, analyze, synthesize and apply information. The effectiveness with which the information is generated and communicated determines the rate of progress of a society and the fulfillment of its people. Modern society is information driven and information today is a universal need. Moreover, computers have affected the ways which people use information. It has changed the rate of work done, the method for accomplishing the work alongside the relationship among the people carrying and using the information. However, computers and libraries are not left out in the utilization of computer to carry out their day-to-day activities especially as it concerns the amount of information generated. Libraries have evolved over the years which gave rise to digital libraries. 1.2 STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM There are numerous problems with the traditional libraries. These in-adequacies are enumerated below. 1. The users of the traditional library need to go the library physically which most times could lead to congestion of the library? 2. Inability for the library resources to be accessed 24/7. 3. The library resources cannot be simultaneously used. It is one at a time. 4. Traditional libraries are limited by storage space. 1.3 GENERAL OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY The proposed system Digital Library System has it?s general objectives which it is set out to achieve. They are as follows: a) To create variety of access services for searching, browsing and discovering resources. b) To organize and index digital objectives for different purpose which includes cataloging, finding aids and database. c) Reduction of loan and acquisition through the use of digital library. d) Comprehensive storage of large repository of data that can be accessed by authorized users. e) Reduce the cost of maintaining a traditional library. 1.4 SPECIFIC OBJECTIVE OF THE STUDY The objectives of this proposed system has been narrowed. This is geared towards ensuring that the objectives are achieved. They are as follows: ? Removal of Physical Bounding: Ensure that the users do not always go to the library physically, but can access library resource once he/she is connected to the server. ? Round the Clock Availability: To enable users to be able to gain access 24/7 to the information. ? Information Retrieval: To make it easy and convenient for the user to use any search term (Title OR Authors name) to search the entire collection, thus providing user-friendly interfaces, and giving clickable access to it?s resource. ? Preservation and Conservation: Provide access to materials that would otherwise fall to degradation from repeated use. ? Multiple Access: Ensure that the same resources can be used simultaneously by a number of persons. ? Space: Able to provide storage for information digitally by using little physical space to contain them. 1.5 SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY In implementing the objectives of this study, the advantages of a digital library over the traditional library are enormous. Users will be able to access library resource digitally without the inconveniences of users carrying books, journals, magazines etc which could result in rapid wear and tear of this library resource. Besides, it will afford users the opportunity to access digital books simultaneously without waiting for the book to be returned to the library. The proposed system will provide security to help track library resources through the development of a comprehensive database that will be used to house the library resources. The system will also eliminate some of the routine manual work prevalent in a traditional library. 1.6 SCOPE OF THE STUDY The findings of this research work for the proposed system (Digital Library System) was carried out in the Nnamdi Azikiwe University (NAU) in their digital library section. The scope of this study will include the following: 1. Information indexing/cataloguing. 2. Classification of library resource. 3. Searching and retrieval (downloading). 4. Registration of books/uploading of digital resources 5. Registration of users. 6. Database management. 1.7 LIMITATION OF THE STUDY This proposed system will not take into consideration audio collections. It is web based not a stand alone delivery system with its own user file and login ID and password. Also, time constraint during the time for this project work is short. Financial resources is a limitation encountered in the course of this research work. 1.8 DEFINITION OF RELATED TERMS ? Digital: Relating to or using signals or information represented by discrete values of a physical quantity. ? Library: A building or room containing collections of books, periodicals and sometimes films and recorded music for people to read, borrow or refer to. ? Digital Library: Is a type of information retrieval system in which collections are stored in digital format. ? Information: This is a collection of facts or data.||CHAPTER ONE 1.0 INTRODUCTION In present time most households own at least one car. This figure shows that a car is very important to people?s lives as it completes the cycle of living. This computer expert system is hoped to help those who are in need of guides to deal with their cars problems. Although it might not give a complete guide and help as a human expert, namely mechanics, at least the expert system can give temporary assistance to those who are in need of instant help, as a result of the limitation of time and distance. 1.1 BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY With the help of a car, movement from one place to another has been made easy especially for those who are always mobile in their jobs. Cars simplify our lives and make time to be more valuable as we can save more time using the car. But at the same time, people who own cars definitely don?t want to have a problem with their cars as the troubleshooting of a car can be a nightmare to them, especially women. Some of those own a car individually don?t know how to deal with their cars whenever it has a problem. All they know is to start the engine, drag the clutch if it is not automatic, press the paddy and break when they need to. An even the worse situation is that they don?t even know how to fill the fuel tank, and that is not good. They won?t know what to do when something happens to their cars. All they can do at best is, call the mechanic for help. So, this computer expert system is hoped to help those who are in need of guides to deal with their cars problems. Although it might not give a complete guide and help as a human expert, namely mechanics, at least the expert system can give temporary assistance to those who are in need of instant help, as a result of the limitation of time and distance. 1.2 STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM In dealing with problems of a car and troubleshooting, mechanics are those who can help to solve them. The use of a computer expert system is beneficial in different ways. It gives a temporary and instant guide to car owners in different situations like: ? When mechanic support is unavailable ? When we are in a hurry ? When distance to mechanics location is far ? When mechanics diagnosis wrongly, etc. 1.3 OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY To develop an expert system on car maintenance and troubleshooting that is capable of assisting car owners in dealing with their cars problems and troubleshooting them whenever time is limited and the human experts, also known as mechanics is not available at that very time. The development of the system surely has some significance to humans especially those who own a car and to the system developer as well. Among others, the system will perform the following functions: ? It will conclude its diagnosis based on answers of the users to specific question posed by the system to the user. ? It provides facility in order to take the user opinion on the following: does the use agree with the system?s diagnosis? Does the user disagree with the system?s diagnosis? ? It provides explanation, picture, why and fact facility. ? It stores the facts and the conclusion of the inference of the system and the facts and the conclusion of the inference of the user, for each case in data base. ? It processes the data base in order to extract rules, which complete the knowledge base. 1.4 SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY The proposed system can help inexperienced mechanics or drivers in diagnosing the fault of the car. In addition, the system has the following benefits: ? Expert systems help in the improvement of productivity: Having this system will enable mechanics to do more work in less time. ? Expert system reduces the need for skilled mechanics: The repairs of a car require a high level of expertise. With this system, inexperienced mechanics can be guided to find the fault. ? Expert systems capture the knowledge of company experts who someday will retire, resign or die. ? Expert systems train newly lived employees to solve problem the way experienced professionals do. ? Expert system are not vulnerable to problems such as fatigue, emotion and overwork, all of which plaque human experts. ? Expert systems place expert knowledge into machine readable form, where it can be summoned at any time. ? Expert systems give consistent result. ? Expert systems can complete some tasks quicker them a human. 1.5 SCOPE OF THE STUDY The expert system may contain certain limits and flaws, as it is only a prototype. We commonly know that a car has many parts on its body and even in the body itself. However, the system will only deal with problems that are normally or commonly found in the engine part of the car as the system is just a prototype, which means the function will be expanded through time. The system will also deal with only cars produced from the year 2000 till date. 1.6 LIMITATION OF THE STUDY TIME: Time frame for this work is short ? Finance as a student ? Limited literature in computer to assist the researcher ? Not much work has been done in this area of computer science/ engineering. 1.8 DEFINITION OF TERMS ? Actuator: This is a device in a car that uses electricity to do sort of automated mechanical movement such as power door locks or a remote trunk opener. ? Car Sensor: This is a technological device that dictates or senses a signal or a physical condition in a car. ? Car Diagnosis: Is the identification of the nature and causes of problem in a car. Car Brain Box: This is an electronic device that incorporates micro processors for the monitoring and control of various functions in a vehicle||CHAPTER ONE 1.0 INTRODUCTION Computer plays a vital role is the development of any company, it also solves some of its complex problem faced by man and processed voluminous data within a short period of time or at a fantastic speed. Recent emphasis on information and data processing in most of our business and shipping industries has grown vastly as in the case of super manifest shipping company Lagos that an alternative method has to be mechanical handling of data, preparing of freight, manifest etc. Super maritime shipping company is a company which handle the clearing and forwarding of goods, importation of goods and undertakes the clearing of shipping documents and goods within the vessel leaves, the port for a designated ware house as the clients of the company wishes computer technology has come to be accepted as an indispensable innovation in shipping system. It is an all purpose machine that accepts data as input and process it using a set of information given out result as output which can be retrieved for future use. And its revolution has been evident in shipping in order to eliminate most hardship encountered in most of air shipping industries, the need for the computerization with the design and implementation of a computerized goods transportation management information system and its advantage to the shipping industries in needed. 1.1 BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY The study is based on design and implementation of a computerized goods transportation management information system. The study helps one to understand the origin of goods transportation and of the same time some loop holes occurs in the management of goods and its solutions. 1.2 AIMS AND OBJECTIVES The aims and objectives of this study is to develop and implement a computerized goods transportation management information system that will make provision of the following to ensure a fast and more efficient services to the customer based on quick access of data and accurate information. The branch of all routine work which does not demand quantitative consideration to enable then provide letter counter services. To be receivable and capable of providing an to date information relevant to company and their clients. To affect a simpler handling of bill leading and updating of customers manifest checking of fraud and other criminal acts which lead to security and control. 1.3 STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM The management of goods/goods in Nigeria has over the years attracted poor patronage as a result of errors that loss of customers goods is now the order of the day, the reason are not for fetched due to the manual procedure involved, chat have no other option than to be at the mercy of this error prime procedures and the storage of information such as files and other important documents can easily be last hereby attracting distrust of the firm by its client/customer as a result of eagerness would prefer their goods to be cleared on time but since there are so many activities involved there will be delay in processing and this does not portray the image of the company in a good way. 1.4 PURPOSE OF THE STUDY The existing system of custom and exercise office has exhibited some loop holes and it is against this loop holes that this work was carried out, the study is also undertaken to produce a system which will address the loophole and co-operate need of the customs at the smallest possible cost and within the limit of technology available which was the driving force of this project. 1.5 JUSTIFICATION With the computerization of the shipping company, this bitting system will be sufficient and reliable, the establishment of the new system will create for a faster and efficient means if transacting business between the shipping company and their customers, there will be a networked and direct of communication between shipping companies both in and outside the country process like billing daily report generation customer registration will be for formed with speed, efficiently existing loots incurred. The information pertaining to the customer and his goods will be secured as they are contained in the computer and there will be case to store and retrieve information to and fro from the computer. 1.6 SCOPE OF THE STUDY This study is restricted to the full operations of custom and office department. 1.7 DEFINITION OF TERMS GOOD- Goods carried in a ship TONNAGE- A measure of the capacity of a ship (1 ton = 100 cubic feet) PORT- A place where ship load and unload goods shattered form storms. VESSEL- A ship for transport by water BILL OF LOADING- A list giving details of a ships goods CONSIGNCE- A person or company to whom goods are sent form the counting of export and who receives them. MANIFEST- A list of all goods on the ship WHARF- This is a landing stage built along the shares for loading or unloading vessels. LABOUR- An area of water protected from the open sea by land or walls in which ships can shelter. BERTH- This is a place in the wharf where a ship can be died up or swing at anchor. PORT OF LOADING- A place where ships load goods and leave for the definition. PORT OF DISCHARGE- A place where unload goods from poof of loading. OCEAN FREIGHT- This is an amount charged by the carrier by the carrier for transportation of goods by sea. VOYAGE- A journey by water mostly a long one in a ship. SHIPPING- This is the process of pulling things on in a ship or transportation goods by ship WAREHOUSE- This is a store house TRASNPORT- This is carriage of goods from one place to another SAILING- This is the movement of ship on a sea from one place to another CUSTOM- This are the people that are in charge of checking the vessel if it contains any contraband items and the paper that contains the particulars of the container in the vessels. ROTATION NUMBER- A number allocated by the department of customs and exercise to every ship entering into future use. COMPUTER- This is an electronic machine that accepts data as input, process it using a set of instructions and given out result as output. It also stores information which could be received for future use. DATA- This are raw fact that have not been processed. DISK- It is a storage device that stores data or information. 1.8 LIMITATION During the process of carrying out the study encountered many problems. Firstly, it was difficult in a way to get to the staff of different section of the company to talk about the present state of computerized office processing system. Due to the fact of that it were thought to be complicated. I took a lot of strenuous time to make sure that it obtain first hand information to make this study a very successful one and also variable. However, in spite of all these limitations, the study has been able to a large extent achieved the best out of the limited resources. 1.9 DELIMITATION This research work ended how the problem of accessing bulky data by the workers can be turned to computer responsibility thereby making power easy end fast. The work focused on the custom and exercise office that choose to be the case study here the data I collected are based on the secondary data of custom and exercise office processing system. I also strongly believe that the fact and observation I got from the customs are well reliable for the study to be a very successful one.|