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:
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.
Table of Contents
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 Planning (Material and Capacity
Product Life Cycle Management
Manufacturing Execution System
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
Customer Relationship and Service
Introduction to ERP-MICSS
The ERP-MICSS Case Study - An Overview
Using the CD
Installing the Software
"The monograph is easy to read. …This monograph will be useful to manufacturing business professionals in a variety of industries to serve as an excellent reliable guide during the selection and implementation of an integrated ERP system."
"It is the first ERP book to deal with Sales and Operations Planning and its importance to the success of an ERP system…The book is easy to read. It should probably be read cover to cover before beginning the ERP implementation."
-- Richard C. Ling, CFPIM, from the Foreword
"The focus is on manufacturing and supply chains, but nonmanufacturing people in logistics will find lots of help…Successfully implementing modern computer-based systems in the real world is a theme throughout…This is not a book to be read leisurely and put aside…it is a reference to keep very handy and use while working to avoid expensive pitfalls."
-- George W. Plossl, CFPIM, from the Foreword