Date of Award
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Computer Engineering and University Honors
Inventory control -- Computer programs, Database design
This document examines two different applications that solve the same problem: the lack of an efficient inventory management system for the Computer Action Team (CAT) in the Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science at Portland State University. One of the CAT’s services is to loan out items for faculty, staff, and students. However, the current system for managing the inventory is manual, ad-hoc, and error prone. The first of the two applications is a web app called THINGS (Tracking Helper and Interface for Necessary General Supplies) that was developed as a Computer Science Capstone project by a team consisting of the current author and 6 other students. The second application, called WinTHINGS, is a Windows-based alternative developed as an individual project by the current author. We report on the different development experiences, tools, and techniques used in each of these applications, and suggest areas for further development.
Bahl, Manpreet S., "WinTHINGS: an Inventory Management System" (2017). University Honors Theses. Paper 426.