Enterprise Resource Planning(ERP) Systems Enterprise resource planning (ERP) is a term used to refer to a system that links individual applications (for example, accounting and manufacturing applications) into a single application that integrates the data and business processes of the entire business.
Supply Chain Management(SCM) Systems The two basic types of SCM system software are: Supply Chain Planning software (SCP): uses mathematical models to predict inventory levels based on the efficient flow of resources into the supply chain Supply Chain Execution software (SCE): is used to automate different steps in the supply chain such as automatically sending purchase orders to vendors when inventories reach specified levels
Major Supply Chain Planning(SCP) Players Oracle SAP Advanced Planner and Optimizer (APO)
Levels of SAP APO Supply Network Design (SND) The Supply Chain Cockpit (SCC) Demand Planning (DP) Supply Network Planning (SND) Collaborative Planning, Forecasting, and Replenishment (CPFR) … SAP R/3
Intranet vs. Extranet Intranet is to use Internet technology and protocol (TCP/IP) for the internal communications Extranet is to use Internet technology and protocol for the internal and suppliers’ communications
Network Infrastructure: Wide Area Networks (WANs) WAN Technologies Ordinary telephone line and telephone modem. Send your data over the Internet securely, using Virtual Private Network (VPN) technology VPN