Do you feel the advantages of using this system outweigh the disadvantages? Strategic planning, management and operational control can be successful with the implementation of the appropriate ERP solution for a company. The ERP solution to be implemented by Siemens in this case is Click2procure, a procurement platform which involves connecting buyers and suppliers using web-based technology. Siemens stands to benefit from the use of this system through reduced operational and administrative costs while increasing efficiency. Click2procure will also aid in the improvement of daily management activities such as demand planning and forecasting and there will be greater accessibility of data for managers to make better informed…show more content…
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What type of strategic advantages do you feel this system would give your unit? Business strategy is a function of competition, positioning and capabilities (Pearlson, et. al. 2010, pg. 37). By spearheading the implementation of Click2procure, Siemens is positioning itself to stand ahead of its competitors. Siemens has the resources and capability to implement but there is a risk of being the first to take this step. This risk becomes a necessity for companies that want to be leaders in their industry. Siemens has taken on a cost leadership strategy and therefore they must strive to provide the lowest cost to customers in order to stay in business. This is where their strategic advantage lies and it is dependent on the efficiency of each and every unit within Siemens. My unit would benefit from the system by having more information on workflow and processes throughout the different departments which will translate to greater efficiencies. The greatest success to be derived from the implementation of ERP software can be determined by the extent of its usage by operations staff, middle management and top management. The more usage of the system by staff at all levels of the company hierarchy, the more competitive advantage will be gained by the company.
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