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Laptaned, Ungul (2005) Implementing Extended Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) System in Thai Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs): Opportunities and Limitations. UTCC Engineering Research Papers. ISSN 1906-1625


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Thailand has been found to be fully aware of logistics and supply chain management in the past few years. It has also promoted a concept of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) across the country to sustain and stimulate economy growth. The cooperation between governmental and banking sectors has assisted the private sectors, especially SMEs. Nevertheless, a few numbers of Thai SMEs have considered information technology being implemented in their organizations. This includes manufacturing resource planning (MRP II) or enterprise resource planning (ERP) software that is anticipated to improve product’s quality, work’s productivity, or customer satisfaction. Enterprise resource planning (ERP) is a system being developed from MRP II that has been partially used in Thailand. It is an umbrella system that ties together a variety of specialized systems. Recently, the extended ERP system has been promoted that is referred to as a collaboration system of different stand alone systems. This system is utilized in cooperation with E-business and E-commerce. With the implementation of this multi-module application software in Thailand, external and internal business activities could be efficiently and effectively integrated. The purpose is to ensure that the operations will be under the same information system. The research study presented here develops a theoretical model, provides a profound comprehension of such limitations, as well as seeks opportunities to expand the use of the extended ERP system that has gradually spread from Thai manufacturing sectors to service sectors. Implementing the extended ERP system has been proven to be a real challenge for many companies that are likely to become a key success of global competitive advantage.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Engineering > Logistics Engineering
Divisions: School > School of Engineering
Depositing User: Kitikun Pongsak
Date Deposited: 16 May 2014 21:17
Last Modified: 16 May 2014 21:17
URI: http://eprints.utcc.ac.th/id/eprint/857

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