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IT as a Competitive Weapon

ASSINGED BY:
Dr. Muhammad Yasin
Operation Management

ASSIGNED TO

HAMDARD INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT SCIENCES (HIMS)KARACHI

DEDICATION

This report is extremely dedicated to our beloved parents and family members who worked really very hard and enabled us in realizing our goals and dreams and providing us with the ambition to pursue them.

And last but not the least to our caring and supportive teacher, our trusty and helpful friend and our course instructor Dr. Mohammad Yasin, who helped us a lot in our report.

PREFACE

During the course Operation Management our team was assigned to produce a report of based on the “IT as competitive weapon” is the need of industry and implementation.

During the collection and analysis of data, we didn’t face any problem while acquiring the related information, so due to that factor we have completed our report in time.

This report will definitely create a better understanding about the topic and their implementation in a real life scenario.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

We are thankful to our Course Instructor, Dr. Mohammad Yasin whose encouraging guidance enabled us to prepare the report based on “IT as a Competitive weapon”.

We also take this opportunity to show our deep gratitude to all persons who have directly or indirectly helped us while making this informative report.

No doubt, all the people who were involved while making report played an active and wonderful role.

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

IT plays an important role in the growth of an organization in this competitive business world. No organization can perform with the help of latest technologies, which includes software, IT equipment etc. Software solution that addresses all the needs of an enterprise with the process view of an organization to meet the organizational goals and integrate all the functions of the enterprise. ERP is one of the latest technology/system which are now being implemented almost in every growing organization. By inducting new technology, an organization can grow faster and will move towards its goal and objective.

What is ERP ? ERP Facilitates Company-wide integrated Information Systems Covering all functional Areas. Performs core corporate activities and increases customer service augmenting Corporate Image.

It organizes & Optimizes the data input methodologies systematically.

ERP will be there for a long time, if you are willing to upgrade to new versions with new features as and when the are released in the market

Your ERP may still work after a long time without enhancements, if your company is not growing!

Table of Contents
Introduction7
Emergence of the Global Economy7
Transformation of Industrial Economies7
Transformation of the Business Enterprise8
The Emerging Digital Firm8
IT as a Competitive Weapon9
Overview10
Manufacturing11
Supply Chain Management11
Financials11
Projects11
Human Resources11
Customer Relationship Management11
Data Warehouse11
ERP Improves Productivity12
Implementation of an ERP System12
Before13
After13
Best Practices13
Implementation14
Process preparation15
Configuration15
Consulting Services16
Customization Services16
Maintenance and Support Services17
Advantages17
Disadvantages18
SAP19
Implementation of SAP † Scope of Work19
Companies Which Currently Runs SAP20
DADEX21
National Foods Limited22
Summary23

Introduction

The Four powerful worldwide changes that have altered the business environment: 1. Emergence of the Global Economy
2. Transformation of Industrial Economies
3. Transformation of the Business Enterprise
4. The Emerging Digital Firm

Emergence of the Global Economy

A growing percentage of the Pakistan economy and the other advanced industrial economies in Europe and Asia depend on imports and exports. Foreign trade, both exports and imports,...
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