Erp Systems

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CASE 3 ERP Purchase Decision at Benton Manufacturing Company, Inc. MIS 6330 In case study III-4, titled “ERP Purchase Decision at Benton Manufacturing Company, Inc.,” describes in detail what a major manufacturing company experiences while considering a substantial investment with the implementation of an ERP (enterprise resource planning) system. Among the company’s management personal opinions vary, some doubt the need of such a system while others support and justify the expense. The question at hand; whether or not to implement a costly system with a lengthy transitioning phase? In his attempt to answer this question, Walter McHenry, CEO and President of Benton Manufacturing has formed a two man team to investigate and further…show more content…
Additional security measures would need to be implemented, causing perhaps more unnecessary stress if the system they have in place is satisfactorily secure. Vice President for Distribution, Tracy C. Scott Why should he advocate for the ERP system? In brief, the integration or the connectedness of sales, production and inventory would enable him to perform his job to the fullest capacity with expectations of cost savings. He states, “Our present computer systems work well at the distribution centers but they only provide local information – I can’t get a quick picture of the entire distribution system.” Why should he not advocate for the ERP system? It has not been tested before. It will take time, patience and effort to fully implement the system. During which, the cost of miscommunication construed information and technical difficulties could lead to unhappy customers risking the possibilities of monetary losses. Vice President for Manufacturing, Pat L. Miller Why should he advocate for the ERP system? The production and materials management is one of the core ERP components. It must flow seamlessly throughout the organization. Part of his responsibilities include handling the various aspects of production planning and execution such as demand forecasting, production scheduling, and quality control. These areas can improve greatly with the assistance of one unified “to go” system. Why should he not advocate for the ERP system? It goes against what is currently in
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