- Chapter I – How to Run a Successful ERP Comparison
- Chapter II – 5 Characteristics of a Successful ERP Implementation
- Chapter III – 5 Characteristics of ERP Implementations Failures
- Chapter IV – Post ERP Implementation: How to Keep It Running Well
Buying ERP is a big deal. I know because I’ve done it. I was a Plant Manager in the mid-90s, and we were running production with a homegrown system that could not be modified because we didn’t have the source code. It was better than nothing, but not by much. We were not managing our capacity, our scheduling consisted of pushing product through the plant day in and day out. It was exhausting, and our on-time delivery range fluctuated from OK to bad. The results we got did not reflect the work we put into it.