Decisions – Enterprise Resource “Planning”

My business experience indicates that given a specific situation, the resulting decisions and actions will more than likely be the same regardless of the person making them. Of course this assumes a rational mind and basic understanding of the situation. The whole recent movement toward “Best Practice” standardization is an acknowledgement of this. ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) was supposed to provide a structure for housing and executing but got hung up on connectivity among all the functional silos (ie. Accounting, MRP, MES, CRM, SRM, etc.) As a result there still is no real “Planning” associated with ERP. The silos while being interfaced are still largely operated as separate functions with some commonality of terms and data such as common product, customer and supplier tables. The next real breakthrough in efficiency and quality will occur when Continue reading “Decisions – Enterprise Resource “Planning””