Genesis of ERPGenesis of ERP
“ “In the beginning (of In the beginning (of computerisationcomputerisationof business)of business)there was chaos.there was chaos.” ”
– –ComputerisationComputerisationstarted in 3started in 3areas in a business enterpriseareas in a business enterprise
ShopfloorShopfloor(MRP I and MRP II)(MRP I and MRP II)
– –Each departmentEach departmentcomputerisedcomputerisedtheir own areas leading totheir own areas leading to
Islands of Islands of computerisedcomputerisedsystemssystems
Non standard businessNon standard businessprocessesprocesses
– –Senior management was notSenior management was notseeing benefits of seeing benefits of computerisationcomputerisation
1,000 island solution…….
MaintenanceNew ProductDevelopmentNew ProductDevelopmentControllingManufacturing.
Every part of an organisationwascomputerisingtheir internalprocesses and was happy with that.