Owens Corning Case Study

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Owens-Corning Case Study
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1. Case Study Questions........................................................................................................... 1
2. Owens-Corning's Enterprise System Struggle......................................................................1
1. Case Study Questions
Read the Owens-Corning Case Study and then consider the following questions:
1. Describe the problems Owens-Corning had with its information systems prior to installing its enterprise system. What management, organization, and technology factors were responsible for those problems?
2. What management, organization, and technology problems did Owens-Corning face in putting their enterprise system into effect?
3. How did
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Owens-Corning's project began with its insulation group, and those on the project team understood this. They undertook a redesign process before implementing SAP's R/3. They set up cross-functional teams because "We had to identify the handoffs and touch points between the various functions," said Moke Morey, the division's ERP implementation project manager. He explained "My team, for example, had accountability for the process that runs from the time we need to buy something through the payment issuance to the supplier. Other areas, such as logistics and accounting, touch this process." The teams also kept in close touch with suppliers who needed to know what Owens-Corning would require of them. As a result of the redesign, purchasing decisions were moved from the plants up to a regional level, enabling commodity specialists to use their expertise and the leverage of buying for a larger base to improve Owens-Corning's purchasing position. The teams also decided to
Information Systems in the Enterprise - Owens-Corning Case Study
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How did the first ERP project go?
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