enterprise resource planning Articles

  • Barriers to the successful exploitation of ERP systems in Chinese state-owned enterprises

    Adopting a systems perspective, the research presented in this paper aims at identifying, assessing and discussing potential cultural, organisational and system barriers to the successful exploitation of enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems in the context of Chinese state-owned enterprises (SOE). The study adopted a deductive research design by using a cross-sectional questionnaire survey. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Closing the gap: How should Chinese companies build the capabilities to implement ERP-driven process innovation?

    In this paper, we explore the question: How should Chinese companies cope with their highly dynamic situation and build the capabilities to implement enterprise system (e.g. Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)) driven process innovation? We adopt the dynamic capabilities approach to study three ERP-driven process innovation programmes with various implementation outcomes: ranging from a highly ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Back-to-basics in ERP HR implementations

    For more than thirty years, private and public sector organisations have been implementing integrated Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems. However, research findings reflect a fundamental contradiction between what employers want, and what they are prepared to implement and have the knowledge to use. It is, therefore, recommended that management needs to be educated in the application of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Accessing the role of critical success factors for successful ERP implementation at Indian SMEs: a statistical validation

    Indian SMEs are also integral part of Indian economy; they also face numerous challenges in implementing technologies such as enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems, including a lack of human, technical and financial resources to support such initiatives. Like many other technological advances, ERP systems were initially implemented mostly at large organisations even in India. Their relative ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • PANDA: a virtual breeding environment for SMEs in the ERP/CRM industry using a service oriented approach

    PANDA is a European Union co-funded Information Society Technologies project examining innovative aspects of e-collaboration in the European enterprise resource planning/customer relationship management (ERP/CRM) industry of small and medium enterprises (SMEs). One outcome of PANDA is an advanced business-to-business (B2B) web-platform, dedicated to serving as a virtual breeding environment (VBE) ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • An empirical study on ERP-driven innovation in Taiwan

    This study investigates the relationship between ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning)-driven innovation outcomes across different industry sectors (i.e., electronics and science (ES) industry vs. traditional industry) and ERP packages (i.e., domestic vs. foreign). The results indicate that the ERP penetration rate for the ES industry is significantly higher than that for traditional industry. The ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The mine value chain integration beyond the ERP systems

    Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems have now been widely implemented in several industries. The authors discuss their merits and pitfalls, explaining the reasons ERP systems fall short in the integration of the mine value chain and proposing a methodology to overcome their deficiencies. One key differentiation aspect of the mineral industry, is the uncertainty about ore quality until it is ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Case study - Zumtobel

    Capturing the Value of Product Sustainability Automated Environmental Product Declarations for over 10,000 products. The Zumtobel Group is one of the few international players in the professional lighting industry. They are using its existing Enterprise Resource Planning system with GaBi software to automate Environmental Product Declarations for their 10,000 different ...


    By thinkstep

  • A path-based approach to information technology in manufacturing

    Two archetypal approaches to performance improvement in operations are to undertake periodic "strategic leaps", or to take frequent small actions in a quest for "continuous improvement". Much research on the implementation of advanced manufacturing technologies (AMT) indicates that even though their introduction appears to be a strategic leap, principles of continuous ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Business Intelligence and Environmental Management

    The integration of Business Intelligence tools with an organization’s Environmental Management System or EMS and lead to significant cost reductions and more effective implementation of environmental goals. Business Intelligence tools are used for measuring operational performance. From an EMS perspective, BI tools now provide an overarching look into the enterprise’s performances. Doesn’t ...


    By Vintara

  • Good Requirements Lead to Better Software

    If you have ever been involved in a software implementation—particularly,an environment,health, and safety (EH&S) or enterprise resource planning (ERP) system—you know thatthe process is complex, involves many stakeholders, and can take months or even yearsto see results. According to IT research group InfoTech Advisors, 70% of information systems projects fail because of flawed ...


    By Lexicon Systems, LLC

  • Regular application of LCA in industrial practice

    The methodology of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) has proved to be suitable to support industrial decision making in several case studies. Nevertheless, the regular application of LCA in industrial practice is still uncommon. The major reason for this is constituted by the extensive demand of Life Cycle Inventory (LCI) data from the product life cycle, which is needed for the regular execution of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Empowering environmental entrepreneurs in emerging economies

    This is the fifth installment of a five-part blog series on scaling environmental entrepreneurship in emerging markets. In this series, experts in the field provide insights on how business accelerators, technical assistance providers, investors, and the philanthropic community can work with developing market ...

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