The Importance Of Enterprise Resource Planning

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Register to read the introduction… In my personal experience and opinion, the current system that is the most critical to the company I work for would have to be its Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system. An ERP is an internal system which is made up of integrated software modules that are cross functioning between multiple departments to support the business processes of the company. The ERP system also makes it possible to track the work flow from all departments to help reduce operational costs. I believe this is the most important critical system at my workplace, Rockwell Collins, because the ERP system allow the complete visibility of all departments and helps eliminate waste in the work flow transition from one department to another. When a company is as large as Rockwell Collins, and for cost reductions, it has its engineering, production, sales, accounting, and manufacturing located in different sites, an ERP system is very important and efficient way to manage production, order processing, and inventory management. When a sale is made and the order has begins to be processed, managers from the various departments are able to plan accordingly depending on the status of the ERP system. If inventory level are running low and new product need to be produced to meet an order, the proper department will be able to see the shortfall and notify production to build the …show more content…
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