Harley Davidson - Harley Davidson Motor Company Enterprise...

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September 22, 2010 Harley Davidson Motor Company: Enterprise Software Selection The decision to be made is which supplier and partner should they choose in implementing an enterprise-wide procurement and supplier management system? William Harley and Arthur Davidson founded The Harley-Davidson Motor Company in a shed in 1903. With production of over 28,000 motorcycles per year in 1920 and dealers in 67 countries, the Harley Davidson Motor company became the largest motorcycle manufacturer in the world. And on top of that the company had a vision, by the year 2003, Harley Davidson’s 100 th anniversary, to dramatically increase the company’s production capacity. In the mid 1980’s Harley Davidson was on the brink of bankruptcy due to strong Japanese competition and their rapidly growing production which lead to quality problems. The company survived after a management buy-out and a short period of reform focusing on quality. In 1998, Harley Davidson’s target market grew by 13.8% and the company itself grew by 14.3%, showing
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This note was uploaded on 09/26/2010 for the course OMIS OMIS 640 taught by Professor Russo during the Spring '10 term at Northern Illinois University.

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