Understanding and Implementing Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
Phil Helle, Vicky Lynch, or Dan Marino
To succeed in today's business world, organizations must have accurate, up-to-the-minute information at their fingertips. ERP systems are the accepted standard for providing information for management teams throughout the world. This course provides you the knowledge required to prepare a management team to appreciate the level of need for an ERP System. It will enable a project team to conduct a software search in that they will understand the need to develop a prioritized list of Business Function Requirements.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
All members of management teams of companies that are considering the conversion to a new or different ERP System. IT personnel who are assigned to support users at any time during a future ERP project. Corporate office personnel responsible for the consolidation of systems in multiple plant locations.
WHAT YOU WILL ACHIEVE
- An understanding of the impact of a ERP system implementation project on an organization
- Knowledge of how ERP software integrates most business functions
- The ability to analyze current business functions and change them to be compatible with a formal, integrated system
- Skills that will enable you to do the essential task of structuring data files that will be designed to facilitate referencing and acquiring information
- An appreciation of the value of live, interactive information availability throughout the organization, including multiple sites and facilities.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
- Demand Management - how the various types of demand are aggregated to provide a plan to produce goods or services in a manner that satisfies customers while minimizing costs and inefficiencies
- Data and Transaction Integrity - why the company wide dependency on the centralized system requires an extremely high level of accuracy of all transactions, data elements and data files
- Business Planning - the various planning functions and how they are consolidated into a common plan that directs all aspects of the business
- Execution Processes - how the plan to produce is converted into the schedule to accomplish the day to day tasks to accomplish business objectives such as customer satisfaction, minimum resource utilization and lowest costs
- Distribution Requirements Planning - how to coordinate distribution of the goods or services in such a manner that they are available when the marketplace requires them
- Quality of Services and Products - how quality data will be managed to assure that the customer receives the level expected and learn how ERP presents from a TQM process to report and measure quality status
- Information Technology - why an ERP System demands a coordinated effort between the users and the IT function.