EXAM 1 ESSAY QUESTIONS

EXAM 1 ESSAY QUESTIONS - Jerry Imel ISOM 430 Exam 1...

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Jerry Imel ISOM 430 Exam 1 05/31/2011 Essay Question 1 Enterprise System has been around since the 1960s, and it has come along way since that time. In 1960, the system was known as Inventory Management & Control. The platform was mainframe legacy using 3 rd generation software such as Cobol and Fortran. The goal of this system was to focus on efficiency while having the capability to manage and track inventory of raw materials, plan orders, and provide inventory reports. In the 1970s, the system began to focus more on MRP, which is Manufacturing Resource Planning. This system used the same platform as Inventory Management & Control, but the focus was shifted to sales and marketing, job scheduling processes, and generating schedules for production, planning, operations control, and inventory management. In the 1980s, MRPII was developed. The platform changed from mainframe legacy using 3 rd generation software to mainframe legacy using 4 th generation software (SQL) and manufacturing applications. The focus was still on manufacturing strategies and quality control, but the new system was also capable of handling productions supply chain processes. Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) was introduced in the 1990s. This system used mainframe or client-server using 4 th generation software and package software application to support most functions. In the 200s, ERP II was introduced. This system offered deeper functionality and increased internal connectivity. The platform used for this system was client- server using Web platform, open source integrated with fifth generation applications such as SCM and CRM. ERP has two types of implementation, Vanilla and Chocolate. In the vanilla implementation, a company has to make minimal modification. The down side of this is that the
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Jerry Imel ISOM 430 Exam 1 05/31/2011 system has to be modified every time it is upgraded, and the company has to pay for the modification each time it is upgraded. In the chocolate implementation, a significant system
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