Describe What Conditions Made An Erp Implementation Desirable For Bombardier Aerospace?
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1. At the start of the case, describe what conditions made an ERP implementation desirable for Bombardier Aerospace.
After reading the case study, there were many conditions which I think made the ERP implementation desirable for Bombardier Aerospace. As quoted in the case study by a senior project manager that ‘Organization has become a textbook silo organization’ because of its acquisition strategy. This particular quote is one of the desirable reasons as whenever Bombardier Aerospace acquired any company they adopted the data, process and the systems of each company and hence it was just like a textbook silo. The cost of information system ownership increased due to the increased number of systems. There were process delays, sequential…show more content… 2. Bombardier did several things well to help ensure the success of its ERP implementation. In particular, the case discusses “creating a vision,” the project team, and “creating a blueprint.” What does each of these things mean in terms of successfully implementing an ERP system and how did Bombardier Aerospace address these issues.
In the case of “Creating a vision” , Vice President of the company created a vision ‘One Company’ where he meant to integrate organization where the employees would share common data using single set of combined systems and processes. In terms of successfully implementing an ERP system, all the functions i.e. Methods, Quality, Production, Work and Material Planning and Procurement needed to identify their key performance indicators required to run the business and the skills required for the function to realize their proposed vision. A need to reduce the clerical task and paperwork and increase analytical focus was emerged and also to align the outputs of the visioning process with the overall project vision to address this issue the Bombardier Aerospace, vice president of the operations and the Project Sponsor participated in the road shows and the presentation where the employees were explained the implementation of the BMIS and their effects in their everyday working lives. Everyone was included i.e. all levels of the management were included while passing