Erp as a Strategic Tool to Drive Business Performance Improvement

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Author: Gene Caiola,Jill O'Sullivan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780991214204

Category:

Page: 426

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This classroom text is a continuation of our first text, Enterprise Resource Planning: Understanding the Power of ERP for Today's Businesses, utilizing Infor VISUAL ERP software. It provides a deeper revelation of the tool, allowing students to gain a hands-on approach to industry knowledge, and workforce skills required for improved performance.

ERP and Supply Chain Management

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Author: Christian Ndubisi Madu,Chu-hua Kuei

Publisher: Chi Publishers Inc

ISBN: 9780967602349

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 214

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Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) is a coordinated approach to information management to improve customer service and productivity, and effectively manage costs and inventories. In today's highly competitive environment, businesses need effective forecasting, planning and scheduling, and customer service management. They need to hear the "voice of the customer" and design products and services to deliver customer satisfaction. An integrated system of information that treats the functional and different business units of a firm as a cohesive whole would help businesses and organizations alike to improve productivity and quality, and remain competitive.This book develops a scholarly and practical view of ERP by strategizing ERP. It views the failures of ERP projects primarily from poor implementation strategies and the lack of involvement of people - the most important asset of any organization. It expands the discussion on ERP by exploring how ERP could improve the efficiency of all business processes. It looks specifically into the functions, and relations of ERP to effective Supply Chain Management (SCM), collaborative forecasting and planning, customer relationship management, product life cycle management, e-procurement and e-business operations.This book is not about ERP software development but rather about effective management of ERP-based operations and supply chain management systems. It is developed as a foundation or basic book on ERP to be used primarily for teaching introductory classes on ERP and for introducing practicing managers to the basics of ERP/SCM and the role of ERP/SCM in achieving organizational effectiveness and competitiveness. It will serve as a good resource for managers of organizations thinking about adopting ERP/SCM software or training programs.

Factory Physics for Managers: How Leaders Improve Performance in a Post-Lean Six Sigma World

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Author: Edward S. Pound,Jeffrey H. Bell,Mark L. Spearman

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071822615

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

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From the award-winning developers of Factory Physics—a powerful leadership guide for breakthrough performance A comprehensive guide that cuts through the hodgepodge of copycat initiatives, overblown buzzwords, confusing mathematics, and misguided software, Factory Physics for Managers is a breath of fresh air for operations managers and executives. Written by the leaders and experts behind the bestselling Factory Physics, it’s a brilliant crash course in the practical science of operations designed to help you: Achieve best possible profit, cash flow, and customer service Attain highest return with existing Lean, Six Sigma, and ERP initiatives Manage your capacity, inventory, response time, and variability with high predictability Simplify management of complexity using existing IT systems Use the fundamentals of science to ensure your operation’s success See your company and procedures more clearly Improve intuition, decision making, and strategy execution A strategy of imitation is not much of a strategy. Most every company uses the common continuous improvement initiatives. This highly accessible guide addresses but goes beyond other business approaches such as Lean, Six Sigma, and Theory of Constraints by offering a customizable plan that you can apply to any manufacturing-based industry or supply chain. You’ll discover invaluable tools for developing operations strategy and driving execution by using practical science to assess your procedures, target problems, and find solutions. You’ll learn essential life lessons from the best—and worst—practices of corporate leaders like Toyota and Boeing. You’ll find ingenious new ways to improve your leadership by predictively managing the tradeoffs that every operation faces—whether it’s more or less inventory or capacity, higher or lower customer service, or more or fewer products. Using this approach, you can tackle these natural conflicts in business through a practical, comprehensive science of operations. Factory Physics for Managers makes it easier to choose and execute the best strategy for better productivity—and even bigger profits. Praise for Factory Physics for Managers “Factory Physics for Managers is a proven path to flawless execution and results. Leading vs. following in our industry is predicated on the relentless pursuit of putting order to chaos. Factory Physics science and CSUITE software have given our organization the ability to plan, predict, model, and execute based on explosive growth and rapid-fire, dynamic changes to our business model. In our case, history is not a good predictor of the future, so we need to deploy our resources wisely, and the Factory Physics approach has helped us do just that.” —Larry Doerr, COO, Stratasys “Shows how the science behind Lean initiatives can greatly improve results in terms of productivity and resources.” —Bill Fierle, Vice President and General Manager, TopWorx, Emerson “Brings powerful, accessible science to operations management. The Factory Physics playbook enables me to lead the harnessing of our data more effectively for modeling, planning, control, and feedback. Armed with the concepts, common language, and tools in this book, I can partner with operations’ leadership to impact the bottom line.” —Jeffrey Korman, CIO, Hu-Friedy Mfg LLC, Chicago

Modern ERP: Select, Implement, and Use Today's Advanced Business Systems

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Author: Marianne Bradford

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 131266598X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 284

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Modern ERP can be used in an undergraduate or graduate enterprise resource planning systems course or to support an ERP module in information systems, accounting, business, or supply chain courses. This third edition continues to be vendor-agnostic and has been substantially revised to keep pace with advances in the ERP marketspace. New topics include cloud computing, mobility, and business analytics, while ERP security, ERP risk management, databases, and supply chain have been expanded. Innovative graphics and ERP screenshots have been incorporated to further aid in the learning process.

Project Management: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications

Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications

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Author: Management Association, Information Resources

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1522501975

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 2410

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Organizations of all types are consistently working on new initiatives, product lines, or implementation of new workflows as a way to remain competitive in the modern business environment. No matter the type of project at hand, employing the best methods for effective execution and timely completion of the task at hand is essential to project success. Project Management: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications presents the latest research and practical solutions for managing every stage of the project lifecycle. Emphasizing emerging concepts, real-world examples, and authoritative research on managing project workflows and measuring project success in both private and public sectors, this multi-volume reference work is a critical addition to academic, government, and corporate libraries. It is designed for use by project coordinators and managers, business executives, researchers, and graduate-level students interested in putting research-based solutions into practice for effective project management.

Class A ERP Implementation

Integrating Lean and Six Sigma

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Author: Donald H. Sheldon

Publisher: J. Ross Publishing

ISBN: 9781932159349

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 328

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Class A ERP is often misunderstood and confused with software tools and implementations, but is actually a management system for continuous improvement. This book will resolve these myths by thoroughly describing the definition of Class A ERP and giving specifics for achieving Class A performance in a reasonable timeframe. Examples from successes will be referenced to and the author will build a case for breaking the journey to world-class performance into bite-sized, doable focus areas. Class A ERP Implementation will help organizations set the stage for maximum effectiveness of both Lean strategies and Six Sigma and establish ERP disciplines as the prerequisite to success.

Improving Business Process Performance

Gain Agility, Create Value, and Achieve Success

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Author: Joseph Raynus

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1420072501

Category: Computers

Page: 345

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The managerial practices that successfully drove industry for decades have become insufficient to support the rapidly changing business landscape. Companies around the world are being challenged to improve performance, reshape operations, and adapt swiftly to new opportunities. With an abundance of improvement methodologies and frameworks like BPM, BPI, Six Sigma, and Lean, many question where to begin. Improving Business Process Performance: Gain Agility, Create Value, and Achieve Success surveys and integrates the quantitative improvement approaches currently gaining momentum—including Goal Driven Measurements (GQM), Business Process Management (BPM), Lean Methodology, and the Balanced Score Card—to show you exactly where to begin. The author details a methodology for building a measurements framework that will help you monitor events, and also provides a feedback loop for analysis, goal, and strategy adjustments. This framework can be customized and linked to your company’s overall strategy to supply critical feedback on your improvement efforts.

Enterprise Resource Planning: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications

Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications

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Author: Management Association, Information Resources

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1466641541

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1696

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The design, development, and use of suitable enterprise resource planning systems continue play a significant role in ever-evolving business needs and environments. Enterprise Resource Planning: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications presents research on the progress of ERP systems and their impact on changing business needs and evolving technology. This collection of research highlights a simple framework for identifying the critical factors of ERP implementation and statistical analysis to adopt its various concepts. Useful for industry leaders, practitioners, and researchers in the field.

Actionable Strategies Through Integrated Performance, Process, Project, and Risk Management

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Author: Stephen S. Bonham

Publisher: Artech House

ISBN: 1596931205

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 261

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Strategic management of an organization's activities can be quite complex. Combine this with the overwhelming speed in which golbal markets are changing and sustainable competitive advantage can seem insurmountable. This unique resource presents a new look at how the puzzle pieces of corporate dynamics management can fit together to ensure strategic designs are actionable.

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Tools, Techniques, and Applications for Integrating the Supply Chain, Second Edition

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Author: Carol A Ptak,Eli Schragenheim

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781420056020

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 464

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Completely revised and updated, ERP: Tools, Techniques, and Applications for Integrating the Supply Chain, Second Edition describes, from the perspective of a business manager, concepts and tools for enterprise planning, management, and execution. The text is written in an easy-to-read format, with many real examples from a variety of industries that illustrate key points. This book can be used over and over, as a quick reference to obtain insight into ERP topics. The Second Edition introduces many new topics, including: Supplier relationship management (SRM) Strategic sourcing Throughput supply chain measures such as inventory dollar days and throughput dollar days Product Life Cycle Management (PLM) Technology architecture choices Customer relationship management With the help of a a Management Interactive Case Study System (MICSS) available for download, this volume explains the application of ERP tools and techniques to different types of businesses, and enables you to test the concepts in a computer simulation model. You can control the dynamics of handling an ERP program within a virtual company, and learn from the resulting analysis of how to guide to this company to financial success. This simulation package allows you to test your newly acquired knowledge before implementing your chosen ERP system.

Social and Labour Implications of the Increased Use of Advanced Retail Technologies

Report for Discussion at the Tripartite Meeting on the Social and Labour Implications of the Increased Use of Advanced Retail Technologies

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Author: N.A

Publisher: International Labour Organization

ISBN: 9221186520

Category: Labor supply

Page: 53

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This report has been prepared as the basis for discussion at the ILO tripartite meeting on the 'Social and Implications of the Increased use of Advanced Retail Technologies', held from 18 to 20 September 2006 in Geneva. The objective of the meeting is to examine the role of new technologies in shaping the business employment scene, focusing on the introduction of radio frequency identification (RFID) technologies in the retail sector.

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Air & Waste Management Association's Magazine for Environmental Managers

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Air quality management

Page: N.A

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Concepts in Enterprise Resource Planning

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Author: Ellen Monk,Bret Wagner

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1111820392

Category: Computers

Page: 272

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Show your students how to master and maximize enterprise resource planning (ERP) software -- which continues to become more critical in business today - with the latest edition of Monk/Wagner's successful CONCEPTS IN ENTERPRISE RESOURCE PLANNING. Equip students to use ERP tools to increase growth and productivity as they learn how to effectively combine an organization's numerous functions into one comprehensive, integrated system. CONCEPTS IN ENTERPRISE RESOURCE PLANNING, 4E reflects the latest trends and updates in ERP software while demonstrating how to make the most of this important technology. The authors introduce the basic functional areas of business and how they are related. The book demonstrates how information systems that are not effectively integrated fail to support business functions and business processes that extend across functional area boundaries. By contrast, students clearly see how integrated information systems help organizations improve business process and provide managers with accurate, consistent, and current data for making informed strategic decisions. All-new sidebar cases and real examples throughout this edition not only thoroughly introduce the practical aspects of enterprise resource planning, but also prepare readers for ongoing ERP success in business today and tomorrow. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Lean Materials Planning and Execution

A Guide to Internal and External Supply Management Excellence

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Author: Donald H. Sheldon

Publisher: J. Ross Publishing

ISBN: 9781932159653

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

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This informative volume explores the roots of high-performance materials management, and enables supply managers to make the right choice of process control at the right time.

Lean Performance ERP Project Management

Implementing the Virtual Supply Chain

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Author: Brian J. Carroll

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1420000233

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 312

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Until now, Lean thinking has been narrowly focused on physical processes, causing serious shortcomings and failures in obtaining Lean benefits. Lean Performance ERP Project Management integrates strategy, people, process, and information technology into a project management methodology that applies Lean thinking to all processes. It uses Lean principles, tools, and practices to improve and then continuously improve management decision processes, information/support processes, and their linkages to Lean physical processes. It allows you to start with your existing process, and then develop process performance improvements and measurements. If you're tired of information technology project failures or poor results, and all the "after project" rework, Lean Performance ERP Project Management will be a breath of fresh air. It helps you achieve system integration and provides an on-going Continuous Improvement tool after implementation. By showing you how to develop and utilize process workflow standards, it provides you with a road map to successful Lean Transformation. Lean Performance is the product of the trial and error project applications of many business process and performance improvement methodologies, based on the author's considerable practical management and consulting experience. When you recognize the strength of the business, i.e. people and processes, you can enhance your company culture of continuous improvement.

Cases on Enterprise Information Systems and Implementation Stages: Learning from the Gulf Region

Learning from the Gulf Region

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Author: Albadri, Fayez

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1466622210

Category: Computers

Page: 370

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After the introduction of Enterprise Information Systems (EIS) and Enterprise Resources Planning (ERP) applications to many business organizations, the functional issues such as technical problems, security threats, persistent end-user resistance, and the excessive hidden costs of these systems began coming to light. Cases on Enterprise Information Systems and Implementation Stages: Learning from the Gulf Region focuses on the Gulf region and it’s lead on the enterprise systems adoption which has exceeded those in many developed countries. This reference book highlights experiences implementing EIS, delivering a comprehensive multi-perspective account of EIS issues, and explores the concerns, risks, and critical success factors of EIS for a variety of organizations. It aims to be beneficial for both practitioners and academics alike.