Tyson Frozen Foods
Tyson Frozen Foods manufactures and markets specialty frozen and refrigerated food products. Tyson markets its products domestically to food retailers, restaurant operators, and noncommercial food service establishments such as schools, hotels, and health care facilities. Most of Tyson customers are small businesses, and are divided along the Sales District dimension and Pricing Segment dimension.
Access To This Dataset
Access to this dataset is for educational use and Systems Access must be requested and approved prior to use. Once access has been approved, the Data Dictionary and Entity Relationship Diagram is available by logging into the requested system and selecting the Instructions tab.
Note: By legal agreement, It is forbidden to download the data from the University of Arkansas systems. This will be strictly enforced.Request Systems Access
Behind the Data
The sales organization advises the customer on what products will provide the strongest
sell through as well as explains the pricing structure based on the sales district,
and pricing segment.
The customer requests the appropriate products, which are then shipped through freights and frozen if necessary.
Tyson Frozen Foods cube consists of 6 dimension tables that are linked to a fact table. The data also contains COPA database, for cost and profitability analysis data. The data contains customer transactions for more than 13 thousand products shipped to 92 different sales districts in the United States.
The information available is based on the Tyson Frozen Foods COPA database available on SAP BW. Users will have the opportunity to explore the data and operations of the company and see how the data can be leveraged to improve profitability in the organization.
A Teaching Case-Study
Basics of SQL for Audit Data Retrieval and Analysis
A fragment of this dataset containing data from 2007 was extracted by a team of researchers from the Rutgers Business School. The team has designed a teaching case study for a peer-review journal that requires students to download and use this dataset fragment in the form of a Microsoft Access Database. The article is currently accepted for publication by the Journal of Emerging Technologies in Accounting of the American Accounting Association. The article link is forthcoming.
The dataset for the teaching case study can be downloaded here.
|Table Name||Time Frame||Rows||Attributes||Size|
|6 TABLES||79||1.34 GB|
The Full Tyson Dataset
This is a gifted dataset that is based on real operational data. Like many real databases, integrity problems may be noted. This can provide a unique opportunity not only to expose students to real data but also to illustrate the effects of data integrity problems.
The Tyson dataset is contained within the Walton College of Business's Enterprise Systems.
The dataset can be accessed with SQL queries within the University of Arkansas's Remote Desktop environment. The best way to access the dataset would be within the University's Teradata SQL Assistant software or Microsoft SQL Management Studio (Systems).
Once an account is obtained, the Tyson database can be queried as fit by the user.
|Table Name||Time Frame||Rows||Attributes||Size (GB)|
|FROZEN_FOODS_FACT||10/17/1998 to 10/8/2005||11,071,631||61||3,396.840|