Enterprise Resource Planning Systems: Process and Implementation, 6 credits (TDEI13)

Affärssystem: process och implementering, 6 hp

Main field of study

Industrial Engineering and Management

Level

Second cycle

Course type

Programme course

Examiner

Alf Westelius

Director of studies or equivalent

Johan Holtström

Available for exchange students

Yes
Course offered for Semester Period Timetable module Language Campus VOF
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering - French 7 (Autumn 2017) 1 2 Swedish/English Linköping v
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering - French (Master Profile Economic Information Systems) 7 (Autumn 2017) 1 2 Swedish/English Linköping v
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering - Japanese 7 (Autumn 2017) 1 2 Swedish/English Linköping v
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering - Japanese (Master Profile Economic Information Systems) 7 (Autumn 2017) 1 2 Swedish/English Linköping v
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering - Spanish 7 (Autumn 2017) 1 2 Swedish/English Linköping v
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering - Spanish (Master Profile Economic Information Systems) 7 (Autumn 2017) 1 2 Swedish/English Linköping v
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering - German 7 (Autumn 2017) 1 2 Swedish/English Linköping v
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering - German (Master Profile Economic Information Systems) 7 (Autumn 2017) 1 2 Swedish/English Linköping v
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering - Chinese 7 (Autumn 2017) 1 2 Swedish/English Linköping v
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering - Chinese (Master Profile Economic Information Systems) 7 (Autumn 2017) 1 2 Swedish/English Linköping v
6CIII Industrial Engineering and Management, M Sc in Engineering (Master Profile Economic Information Systems) 7 (Autumn 2017) 1 2 Swedish/English Linköping v
6CIII Industrial Engineering and Management, M Sc in Engineering 7 (Autumn 2017) 1 2 Swedish/English Linköping v
6CDDD Computer Science and Engineering, M Sc in Engineering (International Software Engineering) 9 (Autumn 2017) 1 2 Swedish/English Linköping v
6CDDD Computer Science and Engineering, M Sc in Engineering 9 (Autumn 2017) 1 2 Swedish/English Linköping v
6CITE Information Technology, M Sc in Engineering 9 (Autumn 2017) 1 2 Swedish/English Linköping v
6CITE Information Technology, M Sc in Engineering (International Software Engineering) 9 (Autumn 2017) 1 2 Swedish/English Linköping v
6CMJU Computer Science and Software Engineering, M Sc in Engineering 9 (Autumn 2017) 1 2 Swedish/English Linköping v
6CMJU Computer Science and Software Engineering, M Sc in Engineering (International Software Engineering) 9 (Autumn 2017) 1 2 Swedish/English Linköping v

Main field of study

Industrial Engineering and Management

Course level

Second cycle

Advancement level

A1X

Course offered for

  • Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering and Management, M Sc in Engineering
  • Computer Science and Engineering, M Sc in Engineering
  • Information Technology, M Sc in Engineering
  • Computer Science and Software Engineering, M Sc in Engineering

Entry requirements

Note: Admission requirements for non-programme students usually also include admission requirements for the programme and threshold requirements for progression within the programme, or corresponding.

Prerequisites

Have basic insights in organisation and business administration.

Intended learning outcomes

The aim of the course is to develop understanding of and present methods for purchasing, implementing and using Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems, both from buying and selling points of view. The course also presents the fundamentals of ERP systems' architecture.

On completion of the course you should:

  • understand the meaning of the concept ERP system
  • be able to assess challenges and possibilities in selecting, implementing and using information systems
  • be able to find and interpret academic articles with relevance for ERP use
  • be able to orally and in writing present your own analyses and constructively contribute to and discuss others' analyses.

Course content

Buying packaged software instead of bespoke systems has become increasingly common the past 15 years. ERP systems today handle a large proportion of the administrative data processing in contemporary organisations. Different types of ERP companies, different systems architectures and strategic market persepctives are presented in the course.
Part 1: Selection and evaluation of business systems. There is an abundance of ERP systems, offering a variety of information support solutions for organisations. The choice of ERP system can have far-reaching consequences for the organisation for many years to come.
Part 2: Implementation. An implemantation can take anywhere between weeks and years. This part of the course aims to convey the complications arising in an organisation when changing ERP system. It also deals with challenges from a supplier perspective, for example the assessment of the customer's needs and capabilities.
Part 3: Use. An implemented system will contiue to be used for many years. Building on the first two parts of the course, the discussion in part three deals with the mutual influence between the users, the ERP system and the activities which the use is intended to support. An important aspect of use is how ERP systems affect - and enable - change and develpoment of the organisation's accounting and control systems, for example through easy access to non-monetary key indicators.
A number of teaching cases will be analysed and discussed.

Teaching and working methods

The course starts with a number of lectures and seminars, and discussions of the projects carried out in small groups. A written test on the course literature takes place during the first half of the course. During the second half, the emphasis is on case discussions - based on both case studies performed by others and on the projects the participants are carrying out. The course builds on the active participation of the students. Swedish business systems enterprises and purchasing companies participate in the course.

Examination

PRA1ProjectU, 3, 4, 53 credits
UPG1Written examinationU, 3, 4, 52 credits
UPG2ParticipationU, G1 credits
Literature test. Projects conducted in small groups, and with themes chosen by the groups in consultation with the examiner, presented in writing and discussed at seminars. To pass the course, participants need to have actively participated in seminars, completed reflection reports concerning course literature and teaching cases, duly prepared have participated in discussions of course literature, teaching cases and the work performed by other work groups, and actively have contributed to a completed project that has been presented in writing and orally in line with the directions given during the course.

Grades

Four-grade scale, LiU, U, 3, 4, 5

Department

Inst för ekonomisk och industriell utv

Director of Studies or equivalent

Johan Holtström

Examiner

Alf Westelius

Education components

Preliminary scheduled hours: 46 h
Recommended self-study hours: 114 h

Course literature

Additional literature

Articles

Current academic articles and reports.

Additional literature

Articles

Current academic articles and reports.

PRA1 Project U, 3, 4, 5 3 credits
UPG1 Written examination U, 3, 4, 5 2 credits
UPG2 Participation U, G 1 credits
Literature test. Projects conducted in small groups, and with themes chosen by the groups in consultation with the examiner, presented in writing and discussed at seminars. To pass the course, participants need to have actively participated in seminars, completed reflection reports concerning course literature and teaching cases, duly prepared have participated in discussions of course literature, teaching cases and the work performed by other work groups, and actively have contributed to a completed project that has been presented in writing and orally in line with the directions given during the course.

Regulations (apply to LiU in its entirety)

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LiU’s rule book for education at first-cycle and second-cycle levels is available at http://styrdokument.liu.se/Regelsamling/Innehall/Utbildning_pa_grund-_och_avancerad_niva. 

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