Inventory Management and Aggregate Planning

Inventory Management and Aggregate Planning

An enterprise resource planning (ERP) system is a set of business applications that are integrated to provide support for core business process activities. Core business process activities may include actions around manufacturing production, logistics, sales, marketing, finance, accounting, human resources, and others. Implementation of an ERP system aids the organizational units in sharing data and knowledge, reducing costs, and improving management of the business processes. Yet, ERP implementations still fail.

  • Describe why change management is important to ERP implementation.
  • Describe why individuals in an organization may resist change and offer at least three strategies for overcoming resistance.

Share an example of a successful or unsuccessful ERP implementation at an organization of your choosing. Detail why it was successful or not.


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            Change management is essential for a successful ERP implementation. Among the reasons why change management is critical when an organization is implementing ERP is because the implementation of ERP causes a massive change in the firm that may include a change in the day-to-day job descriptions or the elimination of some job descriptions. Change management is also important because a successful ERP implementation requires changing the organizational culture to support implementation and adoption (Altamony et al., 2016). Change management is also important because ERP implementation changes the way the employees interact within the organization. Some departments can be merged or separated, including moving employees throughout an organization.