Tuesday, May 29, 2012


This report is part of a class project done by students in MIS Theory and Practice course. We have a lot of topics related to MIS such as customer Wal-Mart , Nokia , McDonald's..Etch but we choose Carrefour because is popular and it is easy to us to find many information related to it.

We can find information in internet or visit it or  contact Carrefour Company by telephone and sending emails. The purpose of this project is to know the type of different information system that Carrefour used in their system and How information systems are helping Carrefour.

Over the past 50 years, the Carrefour group has grown to become one of the world’s leading distribution groups.The origins of Carrefour date back to 1959 when the company was established in France by the Fournier and Defforey families.

Carrefour opened its first supermarket in Annecy, Haute-Savoie, and at the same time, the LLC Promodis, 
the forerunner of Promodes, was created.

In 1963, Carrefour invented a new concept; the hypermarket. The first Carrefour hypermarket opened in 
Sainte-Genevieve-des-Bois, with a sales area of 2,500 m square, twelve check out and 400 parking spaces.
Carrefour opened its first hypermarket outside France in Belgium and the first outside Europe, in Brazil.

In 1980s, Carrefour store brand products were introduced. In the 1990s, the internationalization of the company started to increase and new store were opened all over the world.

In that project we dealt with sex topic in Carrefour . first Overview of the Carrefour ( history, Products/Services offered, size , Suppliers/Partner demographics, Consumer/Customer base, SOW analysis).

Moreover we take about  information system used and  how it help the carrefour. Also we take about  the 4 Type of information system (Radio Frequency Identification (RFID), SeeBeyond Integrated Composite Application Network, IBM (International Business Machines)  Electronic Data Interchange (EDI).finally we give some recommendation to carrefour company.