Enterprise Resource Planning Systems

Subject 306-675 (2008)

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Credit Points: 12.500
Level: Graduate/Postgraduate
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:

Semester 1, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Winter intensive including final exam, taught over two weeks from Monday 30 June to Friday 11 July.
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: 306-490 Business and Information Technology, or equivalent or enrolment in the Master of Applied Commerce (Business Analysis and Systems) program, together with the approval of the relevant Program Director.
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

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Subject Overview: Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Systems, when successfully implemented, link financial manufacturing, human resources, distribution and order management systems into a tightly integrated single system with shared data and visibility across the business. However, ERP systems are expensive, complex and notoriously difficult to implement. This subject will provide students with the tools, techniques and the key issues surrounding successful implementation of ERP systems. This will be done through a combination of seminars, group project work and case studies.
Assessment: A 2-hour end-of-semester examination (60%), one group assignment and presentation totalling not more than 5000 words (35%) and class participation (5%).
Prescribed Texts: To be advised
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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Generic Skills:

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  • Recommend a suitable ERP package according to organisational culture, requirements and goals;
  • Explain the role of management and their commitment during ERP implementation;
  • Explain the importance of each of the critical success factors and their impact on the management of ERP implementation;
  • Identify the global issues that impact on multinational organizations when implementing ERP packages;
  • Build a strategy proposal for ERP enabled Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and Supply-Chain-Management

On successful completion of this subject, students should have improved the following generic skills:

  • Written communication, which should be enhanced by writing an ERP implementation strategy;
  • Oral communication, which should be fostered through the presentation of work during tutorials;
  • Collaborative learning and team working;
  • Problem solving, which should be developed by working with a variety of international and cross culture case studies in ERP implementation;
  • Using computer programmes;
  • Application of theory to practice, which should be developed by applying ERP implementation theory to international business processes.
Related Course(s): Master of Business and Information Technology
Master of Business and Information Technology

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