Title: Achieving operational excellence in ERP manufacturer industries: through operation transformations

Authors: K. Balasubramanian; V. Selladurai

Addresses: Park College of Technology, Prema Ravi Nagar, Karumathampatti, Coimbatore – 641659, Tamil Nadu, India ' Coimbatore Institute of Technology, Avinashi Road, Peelamedu, Coimbatore – 641014 Tamil Nadu, India

Abstract: Enterprise resource planning (ERP) provides a strong opportunity to suit in a manufacturing organisation as the realised technology solution to deliver expected operational benefits. The ERP application will initiate to support the processes challenge and to carry out the company operations and inventory controls of the manufacturing industry. Consequently, the implemented ERP system in manufacturing companies has not completely integrated shop floor operations along with workflow. This system skip-off critical operations and metric benefits within the manufacturing organisation. However, this paper proposes a manufacturing operation transformation model which the design describes as a methodology based on a critical risk factor including manufacturing operation and advance manufacturer architecture, thus achieving operational excellence in the future to the organisation. The conceptual model obtains greater control across the functional department's system at every stage of production and operation performance driving through transformation brings system in full benefits. The findings are useful for manufacturing organisations considering an ERP system to achieve better understanding of the company's needs and expectation.

Keywords: enterprise resource planning; manufacturing organisation; operational excellence; manufacturing operations transformation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBIS.2018.095570

International Journal of Business Information Systems, 2018 Vol.29 No.3, pp.403 - 420

Received: 18 Jun 2016
Accepted: 04 Mar 2017

Published online: 27 Sep 2018 *

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