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ERP Is a Vital Resource to Help Small Businesses Financially Sustain Their Competitive Advantage Thesis

… ERP is a Vital Resource to Help Small Businesses Financially Sustain their Competitive Advantage

The rate of failure for ERP implementations in small businesses exceeds those in larger enterprises as smaller enterprises lack the resources to translate strategic objectives into tactical results and also have to contend with significant resistance to change (Loh, Loh, 2004). In addition to these factors, small businesses also often lack the process integration in such critical areas as supply chain management, pricing, logistics, manufacturing scheduling and fulfillment to enable an ERP system to deliver the results it is capable of. One of the most important aspects of an ERP system installation and launch inside a company is the need to first streamline the internal processes it is mean to accelerate…. [read more]

Supply Chain Management Hypothesis Thesis

… It requires the total dedication from organization within which it SCM implementation is being planned. SCM "expands the scope of the organization being managed beyond the enterprise level to include interorganizational relationships." (Strader et al., 1999)

Supply chain depends heavily on the relationships that organizations can develop and sustain through personal interactions and using the latest technology. Earlier studies in SCM focused on identifying the supply chain network (SCN) developed by organizations. Later, studies focused on supply chain demands, supply chain operation and information sharing. In the present organizational environment, competitive advantages are not just single company or organization-based. Rather, they are supply chain based. (Muralidharan et al., 2002)

There are many independent models within the SCM methodology. Each of these deserve discussion. Some of…. [read more]

Internal and External Challenges in the Waste Management Industry Term Paper

… 123). Currently, approximately 10% of municipal solid waste is transferred between states nationwide (Highfill & Mcasey, 2004).

3.1.4. Socio-Cultural Segment. There is a growing movement among American consumers to recycle their municipal solid waste (Herndon, 2012).

3.1.5. Technological Segment. Waste Management's investments are aimed primarily at acquiring new technology and production capacity (Herndon, 2012).

3.1.6. Global Segment. The company competes in the North American market only.

3.1.7. Summary of General Environment Analysis. There is a growing trend for municipal waste disposal services to extract as much value as possible from the wastes they handle, including energy generation schemes that are intended to divert as much solid wastes from landfills as possible (Herndon, 2012).

3.1.8. Driving Forces. Increasingly onerous environmental regulations are forcing many municipalities to…. [read more]

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