ERP implementation in manufacturing SMEs: Lessons from the Knowledge Transfer Partnership scheme

Wynn, Martin G and Rezaeian, Maryam (2015) ERP implementation in manufacturing SMEs: Lessons from the Knowledge Transfer Partnership scheme. InImpact: The Journal of Innovation Impact, 8 (1). pp. 75-92. ISSN 2051-6002

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Abstract

This article examines how the experience gained from two Knowledge Transfer Partnership projects in the UK can usefully benefit companies faced with similar challenges in a developing world context. Specifically, it addresses the issues faced by manufacturing SMEs intent on replacement of their information systems with one integrated software suite – an Enterprise Resource Planning package. After exploring relevant literature, the article focusses on how the key change elements of process, technology and people can feature in assessing the readiness of such companies for the major upheaval involved in these major change projects. Through further analysis of the projects, it is concluded that the three change components must be kept in balance when implementing these major software suites, both in developed and developing world contexts.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Additional Information: Print Edition - ISBN: 978-1-911108-03-0
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Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Computing and Technology > Technical Computing
Research Priority Areas: Innovation, Design and Technology
Depositing User: Martin Wynn
Date Deposited: 16 Dec 2015 10:49
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2017 05:20
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/2930

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