The Challenges Of An Enterprise Resource Planning ( Erp ) System

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Organizations face numerous challenges to survive in today’s volatile global market. Some of the common challenges are for example - to constantly adapt themselves to the evolution of technology, peer competition, different customer relationship and business cultures in different countries, keeping up to the demanding customer expectations, etc. These challenges faced by global organizations, often help to understand more clearly the approaches that are helping them to thrive as well as precautionary policies or practices designed to lower total costs, shorten throughput times, ensure more dependable delivery dates , superior customer service, quality, and professionally organize global demand, supply, and production. Most of these challenges can be addressed with the help of an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system. ERP is business process management software, which allows an organization to use a system of integrated applications to manage the business and automate many back office functions related to technology, data warehouse, finance, human resources and other services.

In this paper, the emphasis will be mainly on the following two concerns of retail and manufacturing industry-
• We will be exploring the ERP experience with that of other non ERP technologies in the manufacturing industry relating to Operations Management.
• Another thriving problem of manufacturing and retailers industry is related to their huge inventory. This problem can be organized and

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