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Broadband-X: Enterprise Resource Planning Implementation
Product Number:
9B20E021
Publication Date:
01/19/2021
Revised Date:
01/19/2021
Length:
9 pages (7 pages of text)
Product Type:
Exercise
Source:
Ivey
Broadband-X, is a small-sized electronic contract manufacturing company. The company had been using QuickBooks accounting package and Excel sheets to manage its processes. As the company grew, Brian, the owner, noticed that the current model was not capable of efficiently managing the production processes and decided to acquire an enterprise resource planning (ERP) package. Brian tried to implement the system employing its current human resources. However, he realized that ERP implementation required a company-wide change management effort. Brian hired Zayan Preet to champion the ERP implementation project. Preet analyzed the system, conducted interviews to figure out the issues and the priorities, and began working on an implementation strategy and a project plan.
Learning Objective:
This exercise is intended for use in undergraduate- and graduate-level courses on management information systems / information management, Enterprise applications / ERP systems, Managing information (IT) projects, Project management (ideally in a business curriculum), and developing a project plan. This exercise is a good example of implementing enterprise software in a small-sized manufacturing company. After working through this exercise, students will be able to do the following:
  • Discuss the main motives of why companies implement ERP systems.
  • Compare strategies for acquiring IT applications.
  • Understand the challenges and risks faced while implementing enterprise software.
  • Develop a project plan.
Issues:
Disciplines:
Information Systems
Industries:
Manufacturing
Setting:
Canada; United States, Small
Intended Audience:
Undergraduate/MBA
Price:
$5.30 CAD / $5.00 USD Printed Copy
$4.50 CAD / $4.25 USD Permissions
$4.50 CAD / $4.25 USD Digital Download
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