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ERP ( enterprise resource planning) -- Software is so named because it controls functions across the entire enterprise -- financials, marketing, logistics, manufacturing, and human resources. SAP with 33% of the ERP market, is the world's leader.
Supply Chain Process Integration Facilitators and Business Consultants - Supply Chain Management (SCM), Logistics and Transportation Consulting.
Mangers involved in SCM should
consider five fundamental SCM processes (Lambert):
2. Customer order fulfillment.
3. Manufacturing flow.
5. Product development.
SAP R/3 -- "An integrated business system, encompassing a single process flow throughout the supply chain is one way to make sure that all functional areas have access to the same view of data, and through this may get a solution to a problem that is of benefit to the entire organization."
The applications of the SAP R/3 System have been designed to include the following principle: Complete business processes with consistent quantity and value flows: R/3 applications allow complete processing of business events. The quantities and values of a process are represented consistently and up to date in all business components at all times. They are available with up-to-the-second accuracy for control of business processes and for corporate planning. This complete approach is also known as "Enterprise Resource Planning " (ERP), which has evolved from the "MRP II Philosophy" (Manufacturing Resource Planning), with its expansive planning and control methods for logistics. (Buck-Emden and Galimow)