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Lean and Technology: Working Hand in Hand to Enable and Energize Your Global Supply Chain by Paul A. Myerson

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11. Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Systems

Enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems have grown to incorporate a huge diversity of functionality, including topics covered in other parts of this book. In this chapter we discuss ERP systems from a perspective of enabling production and related internal supply chain and logistics operations processes.

While some may not consider ERP systems supply chain management tools, a great deal of the functionality is supply chain and logistics related (see Figure 11.1), especially when you consider potential add-on modules for forecasting, warehouse management systems, etc. ERP systems were originally an extension of MRP systems, used to integrate all internal processes as well as customers and suppliers. ...

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