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ERP: Making It Happen: The Implementers' Guide to Success with Enterprise Resource Planning



ERP: Making It Happen: The Implementers' Guide to Success with Enterprise Resource Planning

Thomas F. Wallace, Michael H. Kremzar

ISBN: 978-0-471-39201-9 August 2001 384 Pages


Follow the "Proven Path" to successful implementation of enterprise resource planning
Effective forecasting, planning, and scheduling is fundamental to productivity-and ERP is a fundamental way to achieve it. Properly implementing ERP will give you a competitive advantage and help you run your business more effectively, efficiently, and responsively. This guide is structured to support all the people involved in ERP implementation-from the CEO and others in the executive suite to the people doing the detailed implementation work in sales, marketing, manufacturing, purchasing, logistics, finance, and elsewhere.
This book is not primarily about computers and software. Rather, its focus is on people-and how to provide them with superior decision-making processes for customer order fulfillment, supply chain management, financial planning, e-commerce, asset management, and more. This comprehensive guide can be used as a selective reference for those, like top management, who need only specific pieces of information, or as a virtual checklist for those who can use detailed guidance every step of the way.

How to Use This Book.


Enterprise Resource Planning.

The Implementation Challenge.


Company-Wide Implementation--Overview.


Getting Ready.

Project Launch.

Initial Education.

Sales and Operations Planning.

Process Definition.

Data Integrity.

Going on the Air--Basic ERP (Phase I).

Going on the Air--Supply Chain Integration (Phase II).


Quick-Slice ERP--Overview.

Quick-Slice ERP--Implementation.


Operating ERP.

The Strategic Future (Phase III).

Appendix A: The Fundamentals of Enterprise Resource Planning.

Appendix B: Plant Floor Organization Formats: Job Shop versus Flow Shop.

Appendix C: Sample Implementation Plan.

Appendix D: ERP Support Resources.