Title: Editorial: The ERP supply chains

Authors: Hans-Henrik Hvolby, Chee Yew Wong

Addresses: Department of Production, Aalborg University, Fibigerstraede 16, Aalborg DK 9220, Denmark. ' School of Management, Cranfield University, Cranfield, Bedford MK43 0AL, UK

Abstract: Enterprise Information Systems (EIS) and Enterprise Resource Planning Systems (ERP) are no doubt getting more and more important for companies to compete in their industries. During the last decade, we see the disappearing of legacy EIS and the emergence of EIS/ERP industry. ERP systems have now been installed across many different production and service industries, and have further extended their applications to cross-enterprise supply chain management. This revolution of ERP applications leads us to a wider research scope, i.e. the study of the supply chain of ERP systems instead of just ERP implementation. This special issue covers the whole spectrum of an |ERP supply chain| – ERP vendor value proposition vs. client expectation, ERP selection, ERP implementation, and ERP/EIS management. It also aims at inspiring further research on the design, development, distribution, implementation, maintenance, and support of ERP software.

Keywords: enterprise resource planning; ERP selection; ERP implementation; ERP management; information systems; supply chain integration; supply chain management; SCM; enterprise information systems; EIS; ERP software.

DOI: 10.1504/IJISM.2007.013366

International Journal of Integrated Supply Management, 2007 Vol.3 No.4, pp.321 - 326

Published online: 23 Apr 2007 *

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