Erp as a Strategic Tool to Drive Business Performance Improvement

Author: Gene Caiola
ISBN: 099121420X
Release Date: 2015-12-03

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

Author: Christian Ndubisi Madu
Publisher: Chi Publishers Inc
ISBN: 0967602343
Release Date: 2005-06-10
Genre: Business & Economics

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.

Improving Business Process Performance

Author: Joseph Raynus
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781420072501
Release Date: 2016-04-19
Genre: Computers

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

Author: Management Association, Information Resources
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 9781466641549
Release Date: 2013-06-30
Genre: Business & Economics

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.

Lean Performance ERP Project Management

Author: Brian J. Carroll
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 0849305330
Release Date: 2007-12-20
Genre: Business & Economics

Lean thinking is too often narrowly focused on physical processes, causing serious shortcomings, which limit Lean’s substantial benefits. Revised to consider the emerging global economy, Lean Performance ERP Project Management, Second Edition integrates strategy, people, process, and information technology into a project management methodology that applies Lean Thinking to all processes. It leverages Lean principles, tools, and practices to improve and then continuously improve management decision processes, information/support processes, and their linkages to Lean physical processes. New in the Second Edition— · Provides project managers an overview of lean benefits and challenges to present to Lean Sponsors and Lean Transformation Steering Committees · Presents a strategy for ERP project managers dealing with Chinese-based manufacturing · Includes a refreshed discussion of current events in the transition to lean in the global economy · Discusses new developments such as e-kanban, Radio Frequency Identification (RFID), Customer TAKT, and Operational TAKT · Features a case study of the Lean Commerce system implemented by Toyota North America Based on the author’s practical management and consulting experience, Lean Performance ERP Project Management: Implementing the Virtual Lean Enterprise clearly demonstrates that a lean tool kit requires the participation from all departments of an organization, from product development to fulfillment.

Project Management Concepts Methodologies Tools and Applications

Author: Management Association, Information Resources
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 9781522501978
Release Date: 2016-06-09
Genre: Business & Economics

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.

Actionable Strategies Through Integrated Performance Process Project and Risk Management

Author: Stephen S. Bonham
Publisher: Artech House
ISBN: 9781596931206
Release Date: 2008-01-01
Genre: Business & Economics

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.

Management information systems

Author: James A. O'Brien
ISBN: PSU:000064917498
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Computers

The benchmark text for the syllabus organized by technology (a week on databases, a week on networks, a week on systems development, etc.) taught from a managerial perspective. O猬"Brien defines technology and then explains how companies use the technology to improve performance. Real world cases finalize the explanation.

Class A ERP Implementation

Author: Donald H. Sheldon
Publisher: J. Ross Publishing
ISBN: 1932159347
Release Date: 2005-05-15
Genre: Business & Economics

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.


ISBN: UOM:39015058756522
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Air quality management

The Performance Management Revolution

Author: Howard Dresner
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470224371
Release Date: 2008-02-08
Genre: Business & Economics

The Performance Management Revolution shows you how your business can get prepared for the future—transforming strategies into plans, plans into actions, and actions into results. Written by Howard Dresner, a worldwide authority in the area of business intelligence and performance management, this lucid book offers great insight into strategies that any company interested in improving its business performance and accountability could adopt. This visionary book provides an intelligent framework toward the path to better performance through insight and action.

West Africa

ISBN: UCSC:32106015215939
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Africa, West

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

Author: Albadri, Fayez
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 9781466622210
Release Date: 2012-10-31
Genre: Computers

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.