Background of the study This research looked at the effectiveness of computerized inventory management in the manufacturing industry throughout the world as well as in Zimbabwean organizations

Background of the study
This research looked at the effectiveness of computerized inventory management in the manufacturing industry throughout the world as well as in Zimbabwean organizations. Just like all organizations world wide Zimbabwean organizations are also striving for excellent performance in order to be globally competitive. Technology has caused transformations in the organizational environments over the past years and computerization is needed to ensure that an organization is operating at maximum capacity to deliver effectiveness and efficiency in the operations and activities Johnson (1995). Thus, organizations in the manufacturing industry mainly use fast moving stock items which need to be distributed to the user departments quickly because they are critical stocks that could hinder productivity so these stocks are vital to ensure continuity in production.
This chapter therefore gives the statement of the problem, research questions, purpose and significance of the study, conceptual framework, assumptions, limitations and delimitations of the study, acronyms and definition of terms and background of the study.