2nd Annual International Conference on Enterprise Resource Planning & Supply Chain Management (ERP-SCM 2012)

Venue: Hotel Fort Canning

Location: Singapore, Singapore

Event Date/Time: Mar 26, 2012
Paper Submission Date: Nov 02, 2011
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Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) is the latest high end software solution, Information Technology has lent to the world of business application. An ERP software solution seeks to streamline and integrate operations, processes and information flows in an enterprise, to synergize the resources of an organization namely men, material, money and machine. In other words, ERP systems integrate all data and processes of an organization into a unified system. A typical ERP will use multiple components of computer software and hardware to achieve the integration. A key ingredient of most ERP systems is the use of a unified database to store data for the various system modules.

Most organizations across the world have realized that in a rapidly changing business environment, it is impossible to create and maintain a custom designed software package which will cater to all their requirements and also be up-to-date. Realizing these requirements of organizations, companies have designed and developed ERP software, which offer an integrated software solution to all the functional processes in an organization.
Successful ERP implementations are less about technology and more about people and processes. It requires a strong focus on business performance improvement. Business Performance Improvement demands that your core business processes be optimized for efficiency and are aligned to company goals. This will ensure maximum visibility and control, while also producing immediate and lasting improvements.

Increased globalisation and competition has made supply chain management (SCM) a very important and critical issue for any company. SCM is all about getting the right things to the right places at the right time.

Supply chain management considers the economic functions of the entire value chain of a product or service, not just those functions limited to a specific firm. It is increasingly important to analyze the information-flow requirements between stages of the chain. Starting with the needs of its customers, a company must analyze how its supply chain is enabling or hindering its efforts to meet those needs.

Firms must identify high-value opportunities for improvement through partnership, value-managed relationships or vertical integration. The Internet has rapidly enabled firms to share information at very low cost, creating very large financial opportunities for supply-chain innovation, as well as cost reduction.

The Annual International Conference on ERP&SCM provides opportunities for academics, researchers, experienced
professionals and business people to share their research interests in this area with the world.