ERP: Tools, Techniques, and Applications for Integrating the Supply Chain, Second Edition, 2nd Edition (Hardback) book cover


Tools, Techniques, and Applications for Integrating the Supply Chain, Second Edition, 2nd Edition

By Carol A Ptak, Eli Schragenheim

CRC Press

464 pages | 100 B/W Illus.

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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:

  • 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

    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.

  • Reviews

    "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."

    -Zentralblatt MATH

    "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

    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

    Requirements Planning

    Product Life Cycle Management

    Manufacturing Execution System



    ERP System Requirements

    Selecting the Right ERP System

    Data Record Accuracy

    Implementation - Generalized Industry Application

    Repetitive Manufacturing Application

    Process Industry Application


    Project Manufacturing

    Customer Relationship and Service



    Introduction to ERP-MICSS

    The Tutorial

    Guided Runs

    The ERP-MICSS Case Study - An Overview

    Using the CD

    Installing the Software


    About the Series

    Resource Management

    Learn more…

    Subject Categories

    BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
    BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Quality Control
    COMPUTERS / Information Technology