Why Erp? a Primer on Sap Implementation / Edition 1

Why Erp? a Primer on Sap Implementation / Edition 1

by F. Robert Jacobs, David Clay Whybark, D. Clay Whybark
     
 

What is Enterprise Resource Planning and why does it matter? Like The Goal, Why ERP? is a short novel about a manager in a furniture manufacturing business who is charged with learning about and implementing a new ERP system, SAP R/3. The story tells of his experience and provides a non-technical, non-programming introduction to the basic concepts and architecture

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Overview

What is Enterprise Resource Planning and why does it matter? Like The Goal, Why ERP? is a short novel about a manager in a furniture manufacturing business who is charged with learning about and implementing a new ERP system, SAP R/3. The story tells of his experience and provides a non-technical, non-programming introduction to the basic concepts and architecture of ERP systems.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780072400892
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date:
01/06/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
1,319,561
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.20(d)

Meet the Author

F. Robert Jacobs is currently department chairman at Indiana University. He has a Ph.D from Ohio State and is past Vice President of the Decision Sciences Institute, Information Technology Coordinator for Decision Sciences Institute for 1997, as well as Associate Editor on the board of the Journal of Operations Management.

David Clay Whybark (Chapel Hill, NC) is on the faculty of the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill.

Table of Contents

1- Introduction to ERP The Vacation Is Over At the Plant—A New Opportunity The Next Morning Information Crisis The Truth is Out Ohio has SAP—Off to School ERP Implementation2- The SAP School First Impressions—Donuts Introduction to R/3 A First Use of R/3 Best Practices The War Stories SAP Implementation—Accelerated R/3 The R/3 Views of the Firm A Diversion—Dinner with Amanda At Last—A Customer Order Another Demo For Management—A Financial Application Just For Billy—A Manufacturing Example Crunching the Numbers Providing Support Course Wrap Up—A Sales Pitch? 3- Back at the Plant The Questions Continue—SAP in Carolina? Back at the Plant—Things Heat Up Information Integration—Off to Ohio 4- A Different Business High Volume Efficiency—The Ohio Plant An R/3 Success Back in Carolina Decision at the Top—A Mandate for the Plant It Happens—Starting the R/3 Journey The Aftermath

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