Essay on Case Study Analysis: Erp Implementation for Nibco

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Unit 6 - Case Study
NIBCO’s “Big Bang”: An SAP Implementation

Professor: Richard Yellen
Student: Vo Ngo Lan Phuong
Course: Ham 23
ID: 217496
Professor: Richard Yellen
Student: Vo Ngo Lan Phuong
Course: Ham 23
ID: 217496

Hanoi, 11/2012
CASE STUDY
Table of Contents
I. Overview 3
II. NIBCO’s implementation of ERP solution 3
III. Pros and Cons of “BIG-BANG” approach for ERP 4
IV. ERP project implementation: lessons and recommendations 6
List of Reference 9

Case Study - NIBCO’s SAP Application Implementation

I. Overview
The case shows the implementation of SAP ERP solution in NIBCO, a manufacturer of pipe and fittings, a mid-size manufacturer with about 3,000 employees and revenue over 460 million USD. The company
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The company used professional consultancy services from BCG but does not follow the suggestion from BGC, the cutover or big-bang approach was implemented because the management leaders do not support multi years plan; also the fund for the project was 17 million USD, and will take one fourth of the company’s members to involve in implementation for the project. The shorter time the project takes, the better and more effective it will be.

IV. ERP project implementation: lessons and recommendations
4.1. Human resource for ERP project
Project was leaded by the CEO, as the project Champion, Rex Martin, who acted as the project leader and project champion. The top manager plays the key role to the ERP project, because this type of project will involve and affect all people and departments and units of company. With CEO in charge, the project will be supported by all the Vice Presidents in decision making and raising the resources for the project.
The CEO set up the Executive Leadership Team to act as the screening and monitoring committee, this team plays a key role in managing the project because it help to make sure that all decisions are made at the highest level.
The CIO, and also the Vice President, Scott Beutler was responsible for the ERP package, it means that the VP of IT and IS will be

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