Case Study : Without An Erp Project

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According to Keda’s case, without an ERP project, a company will run into many problems such as business performance, redundancy, ill formed decisions, losing potential financial gains, and not having a sturdy business process. Zhu says, “In managing the enterprise, our most important task is to provide the needed information for every decision maker every step of the way in the decision-making process.” One of the challenges faced by Keda was not being able to keep track of the many “unique, individual parts” Keda sells. This leads to not understanding the profit or loss from a sale, nor which part of the product or the production process contributed to that profit or loss. Furthermore, Keda’s resources were not being used to their full…show more content…
After vigorous meetings, proposals, reports, and shortlisting many vendors SAP emerged as the ultimate fit for Keda because of their wide range of features and advanced systems. Next Keda needed to get the SAP system to function efficiently this required assembling a team that consisted of the “top dogs”. After much training Keda was ready to implement the SAP ERP systems, this major processes was “relatively smooth and speedy”. Finally five months after team formation Keda’s SAP ERP systems went live. The manufacturer chose August as for the launch because that is when production pressure is the lowest. Leadership Best Practices This team of ERP implementation was led by the new head of IT department, Dr. Fan Zhu. He was under tremendous pressure, in fact vicious circle. There was an urgency and emergent needs of the company to the development and execution of this new launch of the ERP computerization plan. Dr. Zhu could foresee the necessity to ensure the smooth operation of the short term goals which would ease the pressure from the top level management. Dr. Zhu with his intelligence and strong leadership believed that success demanded defining clear objectives and strategic goals which his company lacked before. Zhu explained: “Keda’s goal is to be a world leader. Such a goal can not be attained by simply increasing labor hours. It requires a well established structure and system…including computerization as
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