ERP Project implementation
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Introduction to ERP
Advantages of ERP
Disadvantages of ERP
ERP Packages Feature Comparison
Return on investments for ERP
Working out the Myths of ERP in the Initial stage
Proper Implementation and Finance
Strict Adherence to Changes
ERP System Selection Methodology
Poor System Selection
A Proper System Selection Methodology
Important Issues to Consider Before ERP Implementation
Methods in implementing ERP
Joint ventures with the Respective Industry
Doing it all alone
Successful ERP Implementation
"Core system" Customization vs Configuration
Maintenance and support services
ERP Implementation Plan
Class A ERP Implementation: Integrating Lean and Six Sigma
Modern ERP: Select, Implement & Use Today's Advanced Business Systems
Maximizing Your ERP System: A Practical Guide for Managers
Enterprise Resource Planning
Introduction to ERP
The initials ERP originated as an extension of MRP (material requirements planning; later manufacturing resource planning) and CIM (Computer Integrated Manufacturing). It was introduced by research and analysis firm Gartner in 1990. ERP systems now attempt to cover all core functions of an enterprise, regardless of the organization's business or charter. These systems can now be found in non-manufacturing businesses, non-profit organizations and governments.
To be considered an ERP system, a software package must provide the function of at least two systems. For example, a software package that provides both payroll and accounting functions could technically be considered an ERP software package
Examples of modules in an ERP which formerly would have been stand-alone applications include: Product lifecycle management, Supply chain management (e.g. Purchasing, Manufacturing and Distribution), Warehouse Management, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Sales Order Processing, Online Sales, Financials, Human Resources, and Decision Support System.
Some organizations — typically those with sufficient in-house IT skills to integrate multiple software products — choose to implement only portions of an ERP system and develop an external interface to other ERP or stand-alone systems for their other application needs. For example, one may choose to use human resource management system from one vendor, and perform the integration between the systems themselves. This is common to retailers, where even a mid-sized retailer will have a discrete Point-of-Sale (POS) product and financials application, then a series of specialized applications to handle business requirements such as warehouse management, staff rostering, merchandising and logistics.
Ideally, ERP delivers a single database that contains all data for the software modules, which would include: • Manufacturing Engineering, bills of material, scheduling, capacity, workflow management, quality control, cost management, manufacturing process, manufacturing projects, manufacturing flow • Supply chain management Order to cash, inventory, order entry, purchasing, product configurator, supply chain planning, supplier scheduling, inspection of goods, claim processing, commission calculation • Financials General ledger, cash management,...
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