ERP Systems and Organisational Change

Author: Bernard Grabot
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1848001835
Release Date: 2008-04-16
Genre: Technology & Engineering

ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) systems are now the backbone of the information systems in public and private sector organisations. Yet difficulties remain. This book provides a unique and comprehensive insight into ERP systems, from both a social and a technical viewpoint. Without trying to build an artificial consensus, several case studies are commented upon alternatively with a technical and social view, showing how the same facts can have different interpretations.

Advances in Production Management Systems Competitive Manufacturing for Innovative Products and Services

Author: Christos Emmanouilidis
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783642403613
Release Date: 2013-08-13
Genre: Computers

The two volumes IFIP AICT 397 and 398 constitute the thoroughly refereed post-conference proceedings of the International IFIP WG 5.7 Conference on Advances in Production Management Systems, APMS 2012, held in Rhodes, Greece, in September 2012. The 182 revised full papers were carefully reviewed and selected for inclusion in the two volumes. They are organized in 6 parts: sustainability; design, manufacturing and production management; human factors, learning and innovation; ICT and emerging technologies in production management; product and asset lifecycle management; and services, supply chains and operations.

Behavioral Operations in Planning and Scheduling

Author: Jan C. Fransoo
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642133827
Release Date: 2010-09-22
Genre: Business & Economics

Human and organizational factors have a substantial impact on the performance of planning and scheduling processes. Despite widespread and advanced decision support systems, human decision makers are still crucial to improve the operational performance in manufacturing industries. In this text, the state of the art in this area is discussed by experts from a wide variety of engineering and social science disciplines. Moreover, recent results from collaborative studies and a number of field cases are presented. The text is targeted at researchers and graduate students, but is also particularly useful for managers, consultants, and system developers to better understand how human performance can be advanced.

Springer Handbook of Mechanical Engineering

Author: Karl-Heinrich Grote
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783540491316
Release Date: 2009-01-13
Genre: Science

This resource covers all areas of interest for the practicing engineer as well as for the student at various levels and educational institutions. It features the work of authors from all over the world who have contributed their expertise and support the globally working engineer in finding a solution for today‘s mechanical engineering problems. Each subject is discussed in detail and supported by numerous figures and tables.

Advances in Sustainable and Competitive Manufacturing Systems

Author: Américo Azevedo
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783319005577
Release Date: 2013-06-25
Genre: Technology & Engineering

The proceedings includes the set of revised papers from the 23rd International Conference on Flexible Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing (FAIM 2013). This conference aims to provide an international forum for the exchange of leading edge scientific knowledge and industrial experience regarding the development and integration of the various aspects of Flexible Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing Systems covering the complete life-cycle of a company’s Products and Processes. Contents will include topics such as: Product, Process and Factory Integrated Design, Manufacturing Technology and Intelligent Systems, Manufacturing Operations Management and Optimization and Manufacturing Networks and MicroFactories.

Review of Management Accounting Research

Author: Magdy G. Abdel-Kader
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9780230353275
Release Date: 2011-10-26
Genre: Business & Economics

A comprehensive review of contemporary research in management accounting. Provides a thorough critical analysis of recent issues published in the management accounting literature and identifies gaps for future research in each issue reviewed.

Advances in Production Management Systems Initiatives for a Sustainable World

Author: Irenilza Nääs
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783319511337
Release Date: 2017-03-15
Genre: Computers

This book constitutes the refereed post-conference proceedings of the International IFIP WG 5.7 Conference on Advances in Production Management Systems, APMS 2016, held in Iguassu Falls, Brazil, in September 2016. The 117 revised full papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 164 submissions. They are organized in the following topical sections: computational intelligence in production management; intelligent manufacturing systems; knowledge-based PLM; modelling of business and operational processes; virtual, digital and smart factory; flexible, sustainable supply chains; large-scale supply chains; sustainable manufacturing; quality in production management; collaborative systems; innovation and collaborative networks; agrifood supply chains; production economics; lean manufacturing; cyber-physical technology deployments in smart manufacturing systems; smart manufacturing system characterization; knowledge management in production systems; service-oriented architecture for smart manufacturing systems; advances in cleaner production; sustainable production management; and operations management in engineer-to-order manufacturing.

Enterprise Resource Planning

Author: K. Ganesh
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783319059273
Release Date: 2014-06-18
Genre: Business & Economics

This book introduces the fundamental principles of understanding business requirements to apply enterprise resource planning (ERP) in order to meet business needs. The book also helps readers understand the usage of ERP for monitoring and controlling business processes, while providing practical oriented solutions to the design and implementation of ERP. Using the provided framework, a business can decide to provide more value at lower cost which increases its competitive advantage. This should be an ideal reference for executives, researchers and consultants in project management of ERP. ERP can be considered to be an integrated package of business process. The scope of ERP determines the extent of automation of business process. For example if ERP covers Human Resource (HR) and finance business processes only, then business process related HR and finance are automated. Typically business process that are automated in HR and finance employee entry and exist process, allocation of employee ID, payroll, processing , income tax planning and actual deduction etc. There is seamless flow of employee data and information is available at an effectively faster rate to take appropriate decision. As custom demand increases, there is a need to meet the changing scenario with speed and efficiency. While there is a need to increase productivity, there is also a need to reduce cost of operation. The repetitive business processes can be handled effectively by automating them and freeing human resources for meeting other uncertainties. These automations not only should be done for each department, but also should cut across different departments. Thus there is a need for automating business processes at enterprise level. This enterprise level automation started with MRP, then MRP II, ERP and then finally open source ERP have taken centre stage. Out of the standard products available in the market, an organization can chose an ERP product for implementation, depending on the features available and the total cost of ownership (TCO). This comparison helps an organization to choose the product that best suits the needs for the organization. Enterprise Resource Planning: Fundamentals of Design and Implementation highlights these concepts while discusses different good practices to design and implement ERP.

Advanced Information Systems Engineering

Author: Anne Persson
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: UOM:39015058295935
Release Date: 2004-07-12
Genre: Computer-aided software engineering

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering, CAiSE 2004, held in Riga, Latvia in June 2004. The 39 revised full papers presented together with 2 abstracts of invited talks were carefully reviewed and selected from 160 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on enterprise modeling, data integration, conceptual modeling, workflows, methodologies for IS development, databases, methodologies for IS development, databases, support for collaboration between individuals and organizsations, Web-based systems, requirements engineering, ontologies, and data warehousing.

Knowledge Enterprise Intelligent Strategies in Product Design Manufacturing and Management

Author: Kesheng Wang
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780387344027
Release Date: 2006-05-26
Genre: Business & Economics

This volume contains the edited version of the technical presentations of PROLMAT 2006, the IFIP TC5 international conference held on June 15-17, 2006 at the Shanghai University in China. Profitability is no longer only a function of price, cost, and adequate quality. The way sustained competitive advantage relates to a firm is distinctive and it is difficult to replicate competencies. The basis for a firm’s core competencies is its repository of organizational knowledge. This is highly-valued knowledge that provides opportunities for adding exclusive value to products and services of an enterprise. Knowledge strategy will be related to innovation, learning, and agility. Conversion of advanced research into advanced products; acquisition of knowledge from experience; and fast response-time to the dynamic market changes, are the important rules of international industrial competition at the moment. Innovation, learning, and agility are key factors for companies, which must shift in global markets rapidly and efficiently by delivering new products in the shortest time frame, while maintaining the highest quality and the lowest costs. The successful enterprise of our century will be characterized by an organizational structure that supports thinking process, experience transferring, knowledge discovery, and intelligence exploitation, all of which are based on data and information. The success of a modern company is not based on its size but on its ability to adapt its operation to the changing environment. To answer to these constraints, the enterprise must develop a corporate culture that empowers employees at all levels and facilitates communication among related groups for constant improvement of its core competitiveness. Such an organizational structure requires a technological infrastructure that fully supports process improvement and integration, and has the flexibility to adjust to unexpected changes in corporate direction. To keep up with rapid developments in global manufacturing, the enterprise must first look at its organization and culture, and then at its supporting technologies. Too often, companies invest only in technology to compete in the global market and don’t give enough attention to the training, the education, and the knowledge of their employees. This conference concentrates also on knowledge strategies in Product Life Cycle and brings together researchers and industrialists with the objectives to reach a mutual understanding of the scientific - industry dichotomy, while facilitating the transfer of core research knowledge to core industrial competencies.

Digital Factory for Human oriented Production Systems

Author: Luca Canetta
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1849961727
Release Date: 2011-07-10
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Digital factory is a comprehensive approach providing methodologies, models and tools that support manufacturing enterprises in the rearrangement of their organizational structures to deal with expected changes in manufacturing processes and markets. Digital Factory for Human-oriented Production Systems investigates the impact of the digital factory through a consideration of the entire product/process lifecycle, and the broad network of product engineering, material and component suppliers, manufacturing equipment suppliers, and customers involved in current and next generation manufacturing. It covers the utilization and integration of: human body ergonomics models; production system discrete event simulation; 3D/virtual and augmented reality visualization; collaborative design tools; automatic data capture; and knowledge management systems based on semantic web ontologies integrated by a continuous data management. The coverage of various types of factory and manufacturing phases, representations and simulations allows researchers in academia and industry to perform a dynamic analysis and up-to-date modeling of the processes involved. Digital Factory for Human-oriented Production Systems describes the tools that allow a move towards the integrated digital factory and underlines the business impact that companies can obtain by adopting these tools. As well as benefiting international organizations, the proposed methodologies and technologies have also been developed in order to facilitate their adoption by small or medium-sized businesses, making them relevant to all product engineers and managers who want improve the efficiency and effectiveness of their enterprises.