Choosing a Business System
There are dozens of business systems available to organizations today but they are not one-size-fits-all systems. While nearly every organization can pick and choose from among them, each one should consider several factors before shopping for one. These factors are: 1) the size of an organization; is it a small organization that will grow considerably over the next three to five years? 2) The market the organization plans to serve; will it be broad or small? 3) The customer base and customer demographics; will it have a wide variety of clients or the same type of client?. Once these questions have been considered, the organization can begin to shop for it Business Systems it will need.
Specific Types of Business Systems
Among the many choices in Business Systems some of them are: Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Manufacturing Resource Planning (MRP II), Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Human Resources Management System (HRMS) and Sales and Marketing Systems. Each of these systems serves a different purpose and provides unique features and functions. The organization should carefully consider which features and functions it will need to establish a solid business foundation grow its customer base, and which will allow for future scalability. Because business systems vary in their capability, scalability, and functionality the organization will need to implement more than one system.
Manufacturing and Supply Chain
Riordan Manufacturing is going to use the Manufacturing Resource Planning (MRP II) and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) information systems in their organization. Because of their features and functions the organization decides to use both systems.
Manufacturing Resource Planning (MRP II)
Manufacturing Resource Planning (MRP II) is mainly focused on “resource management oriented toward a manufacturing organization – materials management, inventory, sales, marketing, quality control, accounting, finance,...