ERP Tools, Techniques and Applications for Integrating the Supply Chain

Eli Schragenheim and Carol Ptak


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Level of TOC knowledge acquired:

Intermediate

Length:

464 pages

Designed for:

Consultants, Executives, Implementers and Leaders

Topics:

Operations/Production, Software and Supply Chain

Application:

Pull System/Replenishment

Language:

English

Format:

Hardcover and Download

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Intensifying competition forces companies to closely integrate with their customers and suppliers. Cooperation creates a more flexible supply chain. Yet, lead-times become shorter and demand for increased variety continues to grow. This dilemma requires a means to implement the desired integration.

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) is that tool. 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. With the help of a supplemental CD containing a Management Interactive Case Study System, 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.

Features

  • Provides a road map with many real life examples for successful implementation and utilization of ERP
  • Allows you to download the MICSS so as to to practice your implementation in "virtual reality"
  • Explores conceptual tools and their application for enterprise planning, management, and execution
  • Describes ERP from the perspective of the business manager in a clear step-by-step manner
  • Uses an easy-to-read format to provide a deeper understanding of ERP concepts

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



Table of Contents



ENTERPRISE MANAGEMENT
History of Enterprise Resource Planning

The Theory of Constraints and ERP

Sales and Operations Planning

Buffer Resource Strategy

Enterprise Resource Management

Integrating the Supply Chain to Reap the Rewards

Strategic Sourcing and Procurement

OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT
Operations Planning (Material and Capacity

Requirements Planning

Product Life Cycle Management

Manufacturing Execution System

Distribution

ERP SELECTION AND IMPLEMENTATION
ERP System Requirements

Selecting the Right ERP System

Data Record Accuracy

Implementation - Generalized Industry Application

Repetitive Manufacturing Application

Process Industry Application

Remanufacturing

Project Manufacturing

Customer Relationship and Service

APPLICATION
Appendix

Introduction to ERP-MICSS

The Tutorial

Guided Runs

The ERP-MICSS Case Study - An Overview

Using the CD

Installing the Software

Index