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Unformatted text preview: The term ERP implementation has become synonymous with nightmare in recent years.- Derek S. Dieringer At present, many business entities have decided to install ERP systems, a move that started off as far as a couple of decades ago. There are many famous and infamous accounts concerning ERP implementation. These have become the foundation of the continual innovations of ERP systems. Hershey Foods Corporation, a well-received company, experienced the ugly side of ERP implementation. They lost hundreds of millions in dollars, suffered a sharp dive in profit and stocks. The question is, why, an established corporation as Hershey Foods, went through all of this? They took ERP implementation for granted. They deemed that a system upgrade such as ERP would take only a tad of effort and time. They started the implementation on one of the busiest seasons of the year Halloween. They faced problems on their order management and warehouse implementation. Their supposed-to-be big bang became a big flop. Apart from the management and warehouse implementation....
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