Trends and Perspectives
The main trends and perspectives within this organization are the addition of new models of ERP oracle system and enhancement of the current ERP Oracle System. Addition of new models of the ERP oracle system such as the Oracle Inventory Management promises the benefits such as a sustainable improvement in the visibility of inventory and substantial reduction in inventory levels. When the two components react, the organization is in a position to hold lesser safety stock as opposed to holding a lot of safety stock.
Another system that is instrumental in the ERP Oracle model is the Time Attendance Management System (TAMS). When incorporate in the Oracle system, the model is the capability of eliminating the unreported absence, manual calculations, manual reporting and tracking activities. The TAMS is also known to be instrumental in restricting any unnecessary exceptions and over time, improving the productivity of employee, and effective resource assignment within the shorter time schedule (Nah, 2005).
The rationale behind enhancement of the current ERP Oracle system in the Tawazun Organization is to ensure optimal utilization of business intelligence and recruitment models since the organization operates in very dynamic business environments. Besides, the system is very effective since all the data are centrally based as opposed to other systems. The first metric would be the level of returns as compared to previous returns when all other factors are held constant.
The second metric would be the level of customer response and business turnover within a specific period. The third metric would be the changes in cost and logistics of running the business. The principle of lean operations is the elimination of all wastes in order to develop an operation faster, more dependable to produce higher quality products and services and above all operating at low cost. Lean is anything that does not add value to the external customer. Lean operations are strongly associated with both waste elimination and continuous improvement. The systems will ensure that there is a balance between efficiency and sustainability (Nah, 2005).
There is a need for the organization to improve its current project management concepts and current enterprise system modules in order to ensure future business sustainability. The following recommendations will go a long way in ensuring that the decision makers make assessments of the current project management concept and enterprise system modules.
Project management perspective
There is a need for the organization to have a strategic project management office (PMO) in order to effectively manage its numerous projects. Reflectively, the PMO has a series of benefits such as a centralized database, incorporation of all stakeholders at every level of project execution, and effective micro management of any change process in the process of project management execution. In addition, the PMO incorporates the common business processes, irrespective of the project subsidiaries or boundaries. When this recommendation is successfully implemented, the Tawazun Organization will be in a position to manage its projects in a sustainable manner at macro and micro levels (Carroll, 2007).
This will go a long way in improving its sustainability and business performance. Besides, it will ensure that expenditure planning is within the expectations of the organization in terms of operation costs. Incorporating technical know-how ensures that the business understands any proposed system and how it works to make the Tawazun business sustainable. The organization has to create a system for prioritising the projects to reap maximum benefits from implementing the projects. In addition, the organization has to consider the duration of each project to minimize interferences with the business activities (Carroll, 2007).
Enterprise system modules: ERP Oracle
There is a need for the organization to incorporate the ERP Oracle in its current management systems to ensure that the future coordination control is effective and controllable. Basically, this module is effective in defining the scope and mechanism of operations. There is a need for the decision makers to incorporate strategies within the organization to ensure that conflicts and other issues are resolved effectively and timely. Besides, there is need to develop a program for continuous and constriction training to guarantee full employees support as agents of implementation. In actualising the program, there is an additional requirement of knowledge redistribution within the management levels (Gunasekaran, 2007).
The ERP will integrate the external and internal flow of relevant information such as customer demands and offer a systematic solution. Besides, the ERP will offer technical support in planning, marketing, and selling the organization products. In addition, the ERP will make it easy for the management to run the business from a central point. The first consideration in implementing the ERP Oracle would be network configuration. This is important for the safety of the business in offering online sales. The second consideration would be the nature of technical support. The organization will have to train a new technician team to manage and update the system (Gunasekaran, 2007).
In summary, the organization should implement the above recommendations concurrently to achieve a balanced system of operations control. This will ensure that the business understands any proposed system and how it works to make its activities sustainable.
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