March 2001

Business Systems Management

Discover a powerful tool for scheduling in ERM systems

Employing practical cross-functional links between production and financial planning in this process helps to produce effective results

Badell, M., Puigjaner, L., Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya

A flexible modeling framework is implemented into a basic scheduling tool with a full cross-functional link between production and financial short-term planning in enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems. The authors present a complete simulation procedure, coupled with simple optimization techniques in an open framework that can be easily customized. This tool permits detailed descriptions of events, tasks and subtasks to integrate production and financial issues of the supply chain. Case studies show this approach's potential for yielding maximum enterprise resource management (ERM) system benefits. Introduction. The ERM system is a decision-making tool for the manufactu

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