Business Structures, Process, and IT Systems: How do Enterprise Resource Planning Systems specific to each of the above processes make them more effective and efficient?

Business Structures, Process, and IT Systems

 

 

For each of the following: • The Finance Process • The Procurement Process • The Fulfillment Process • The Inventory and Warehouse Management Process (IWM) • The Manufacturing Process Using the required references answer each of the questions below for each process above. What are they for/what is their purpose, how do they start, what activities or subcomponents are there? Which Organizational Elements (i.e., Divisions such as Operations, Finance, Logistics etc.) are involved in each of the above? How do Enterprise Resource Planning Systems specific to each of the above processes make them more effective and efficient? *The paper will have an introduction that states the purpose of the paper and what will be answered, as well as section headings that guide the reader throughout the evolution of the discussion, and a conclusion. Figures, sections with bullets, and tables will not be used. *Quotations should only be used for definitions so that the student can demonstrate the ability to synthesize and articulate knowledge from the required readings. *All assertions and key discussion points are properly cited using APA format. In other words, any sentence or paragraph that contains material derived or synthesized from the background reading or other sources will be cited. Required References 1. Generic organizational structures for service or manufacturing firms. We will provide a link to a few. You are encouraged to find others. http://www.aftany.cn/About/Group/ https://www.edrawsoft.com/manufacturing-orgchart.php 11/24/2018

 

 

#instructions 4/6 2. The Finance Process. Go to each of these websites and look at the responsibilities (i.e., the business processes) of a Financial Department. Roehl-Anderson, J. M. (2010). IT Best Practices for Financial Managers. Hoboken, N.J.: Wiley. http://www.ehow.com/about_6614015_role-finance-department-business.html http://www.ehow.com/facts_5683333_role-finance-department-play-business_.html http://www.svtuition.org/2010/05/function-of-finance-department.html 3. The Procurement Process. Go to each of these websites and look at the responsibilities (i.e., the business processes) of a Financial Department. Pinto, J. K., & Morris, P. G. (2007). The Wiley Guide to Project Technology, Supply Chain, and Procurement Management. Hoboken, N.J.: Wiley. Read Chapter 11. You can download only this chapter. GovWin. (2010). Government procurement process. Retrieved from http://govwin.com/knowledge/procurementprocess Purchasing Insight. (2012, September 23). The procurement process. Retrieved from http://purchasinginsight.com/resources/the-procurement-process/ Microsoft. (2012, September 23). Learn about Microsoft’s procurement. Retrieved from http://www.microsoft.com/about/companyinformation/procurement/process/en/us/default.aspx 4. The Fulfillment Process – VendorSeek. (2012, September 23). What is the fulfillment process. Retrieved from http://www.vendorseek.com/what-is-fulfillment-process.asp 5. The Inventory and Warehouse Management Process (IWM) Shmula (2012, September 23), Warehouse Management Processes, Retrieved fromhttp://www.shmula.com/warehouse-management-processes/7300/ 6. The Manufacturing Process Christian Mullen (2013), What is a manufacturing process?, Retrieved from,http://www.ehow.com/facts_7417479_manufacturing-process_.html 7. IT Systems Known as Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Systems Supporting Business Process. The following web sites are portals that can be drilled down to read about very specific ERP Systems that enable specific business processes. Find the systems that support the business processes discussed in references 1 to 6. https://www.sage.com/en-us/erp/ https://www.sap.com/products.html#solutionsbyindustry https://www.sap.com/products/e-procurement.html 

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