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 The Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Guide

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Manufacturing Organizations are complex `Systems' where the interactions between the various functions Sales, Distribution, Manufacturing, Materials, Finance, Human Resources, Maintenance have to be managed towards a common purpose of delivering the customers maximum value at the optimum price.

However, since most of these organizations have a `Functional Structure', each function/department works towards their own goals and objectives, rather than the organizational goals.

This is further aggravated because information flow is restricted by functions, and even when other functions want to take a holistic view, they do not have the information to do so.

These are the issues addressed by `Enterprise Resource Planning' software solutions providing a common, consistent system to capture data organization wide, with minimum redundancy.

ERP integrates the information across functions, and provides a set of tools for planning and monitoring the various functions and processes and ensuring progress towards a common purpose.


Table of Contents

The ERP Guide is a Powerpoint Presentation consisting of 11 chapters and 46 slides :

1. What is ERP?

2. What does an ERP system do? (2 slides)

3. Drivers of an ERP investment (5 slides)

4. Evolution of Enterprise software

5. Evolution of ERP systems (6 slides)

5.1. Inventory Control

5.2. MRP

5.3. Closed Loop MRP

5.4. MRP II

5.5. ERP

6. ERP Components (9 slides)

6.1. Financials

6.2. Human Resources

6.3. Sales and Distribution

6.4. Manufacturing

6.5. Materials Management

6.6. Logistics

6.7. Reporting

7. ERP implementation (8 slides)

7.1. Challenge

7.2. Preparation

7.3. Software selection

7.4. Implementation steps

7.5. Key factors for succesful implementation

7.6. Review

8. ERP costs (4 slides)

9. ERP benefits (4 slides)

10. Future of ERP (with graphical Extended ERP overview) (4 slides)

11. Summary (2 slides)


Target group

This guide provides up to date and easy to understand information for general managers, and managers in sales, finance, human resources, production, logistics and quality departments.

It also meets the growing needs of students studying business and operations management.



The ERP Guide will enable you to:
  • deepen your understanding of the topic
  • adapt the presentation to your own needs
  • show the presentation in your own company
  • communicate the knowledge of ERP to your colleagues in your organization

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