Common Organizational Business Processes and ERP Systems SLP

This SLP assignment focuses on demonstrating practical application of the concepts discussed in a case. The student will demonstrate understanding of what an organization and business process are, to include describing the relationship between organizational structure and business processes. The discussion is one from a practical perspective using a specific organization as the focus of the discussion.

Paste these instructions on the cover page of your case paper, using a small font.

After reviewing the required reading for this module (and if you have time the optional reading), and using the work accomplished in the case, select a specific organization and write a 3-page paper addressing the following areas:

Pick one of the following:

  • The Finance Process.
  • The Procurement Process.
  • The Fulfillment Process –
  • The Inventory and Warehouse Management Process (IWM)
  • The Manufacturing Process

What did the organization call it? Was it the same name as one of the above or was it similar but called something else?

How did the organization execute it? Describe the work centers, tools, and the workflow. Were there written instructions and guidelines? Were there federal or other regulations that limited or constrained the work?

Which organizational elements were involved? Insert an organizational chart and highlight the sections management and operational section involved.

Was there an Enterprise Resource Planning system used to synchronize the process?

Note that if your selected organization did not execute the above or you don’t know how they did it, pick another process you are familiar with and answer the above.

SLP Assignment Expectations

Submit at minimum a 3-page paper (excluding cover sheet and references, figures, sections with bullets, and tables), double spaced, no extra spaces, and 1-inch margins, that answers the questions using most of the required reading, and if possible the optional reading and 1 outside references.

The paper will have a proper main heading stating the name of the class, module number, and title of the paper. The paper will also have an introduction that states the purpose of the paper and what will be answered, as well as section headings that guide the reader throughout the evolution of the discussion.

Quotations should only be used for definitions so that the student can demonstrate the ability to synthesize and articulate knowledge from the required reading.

All assertions and key discussion points are properly cited using APA format. In other words, any sentence or paragraph that contains material derived or synthesized from the background reading or other sources will be cited. References are in APA format. All references are cited at least once.

Background

Common Organizational Business Processes and ERP Systems

Search Terms: Finance Process Definition, Production Process Definition, Procurement Process Definition, Fulfillment Process Definition, Inventory and Warehouse Management Process Definition,

Required Reading

NOTE that some of the URLs change from time to time. If you cannot find the material identified, inform the instructor.

  1. Generic organizational structures for service or manufacturing firms. We will provide a link to a few. You are encouraged to find others.

    http://www.aftany.cn/About/Group/

    https://www.edrawsoft.com/manufacturing-orgchart.p…

  2. The Finance Process. Go to each of these websites and look at the responsibilities (i.e., the business processes) of a Financial Department.

    Roehl-Anderson, J. M. (2010). IT Best Practices for Financial Managers. Hoboken, N.J.: Wiley.

    http://www.ehow.com/about_6614015_role-finance-dep…

    http://www.ehow.com/facts_5683333_role-finance-dep…

    http://www.svtuition.org/2010/05/function-of-finan…

  3. The Procurement Process. Go to each of these websites and look at the responsibilities (i.e., the business processes) of a Financial Department.

    Pinto, J. K., & Morris, P. G. (2007). The Wiley Guide to Project Technology, Supply Chain, and Procurement Management. Hoboken, N.J.: Wiley. Read Chapter 11. You can download only this chapter.

    GovWin. (2010). Government procurement process. Retrieved from http://govwin.com/knowledge/procurement-process

    Purchasing Insight. (2012, September 23). The procurement process. Retrieved from http://purchasinginsight.com/resources/the-procure…

    Microsoft. (2012, September 23). Learn about Microsoft’s procurement. Retrieved from http://www.microsoft.com/about/companyinformation/…

  4. The Fulfillment Process –

    VendorSeek. (2012, September 23). What is the fulfillment process. Retrieved from http://www.vendorseek.com/what-is-fulfillment-proc…

  5. The Inventory and Warehouse Management Process (IWM)

    Shmula (2012, September 23), Warehouse Management Processes, Retrieved fromhttp://www.shmula.com/warehouse-management-process…

  6. The Manufacturing Process

    Christian Mullen (2013), What is a manufacturing process?, Retrieved from,http://www.ehow.com/facts_7417479_manufacturing-pr…

IT Systems Known as Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Systems Supporting Business Process. The following web sites are portals that can be drilled down to read about very specific ERP Systems that enable specific business processes. Find the systems that support the business processes discussed in references 1 to 6.

https://www.sage.com/en-us/erp/
https://www.sap.com/products.html#solutionsbyindus…
https://www.sap.com/products/e-procurement.html

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