ENTERPRISE RESOURCE PLANNING (ERP)
SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT(SCM)
Why ERP ?
ERP attempts to integrate all departments
and functions across a company into a single
computer system that can serve all those
different departments’ particular needs.
ERP automates the tasks involved in
performing a business process.
If installed correctly, it can have a
Benefits of ERP
Reduction of lead-time
Reduction in cycle time
Better customer satisfaction
Improved supplier performance
Reduction in quality costs
Improved resource utility
Improved information accuracy and
ERP Implementation (phases)
Project planning phase
Implementation team training
Supply Chain Management
“A supply chain is a network of facilities and
distribution options that performs the functions
of procurement of materials, transformation of
these materials in to intermediate and finished
products and the distribution of these finished
products to customers.”
ERP applications help in the effective
in the following ways……….
Share data: They can create opportunities to share data across
supply chain members, which can help managers in making
better decisions. They also provide wider scope to managers of
the supply chain by making available much broader
Real-time information: ERP systems can provide real-time
information, which can be of great help in supply chain
decisions. For example ordering raw materials can be based
on the inventory details provided by the ERP systems.