From the Inside Flap
ERP: Making It Happen will tell you how to do it right-in a no-nonsense, straightforward manner. This book applies to companies implementing ERP for the first time-and also to companies re-implementing after a less than successful initial attempt. The book's "Proven Path" approach guides a company step-by-step through every stage of the ERP implementation process and, if followed faithfully, will yield enormous benefits.
This user-friendly guide spells out, step by step, how to:
* Launch the project properly
* Successfully implement the basic ERP planning and scheduling tools
* Integrate financial planning with operational data
* Connect effective planning processes throughout the extended supply chain of customers and suppliers
* Provide the foundation for effective e-commerce
Implementing ERP successfully yields better decision-making, enhanced coordination and teamwork throughout the supply chain, and greater responsiveness to customer needs.
ERP: Making It Happen provides the working knowledge to implement superior business processes that yield significant competitive advantage. Implementing ERP successfully is a critically important part of running a manufacturing business at a world-class level.
From the Back Cover
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.