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Table of Content
1.1 Introduction ....................................................................................... 1
1.2 Statement of the Problem..................................................................... 2
1.3 OBJECTIVE OF THE STUDY ..................................................................... 3
1.4 Significance of the Study ........................................................................ 4
1.5 Thesis Organization .............................................................................. 5
2.1 Background of Gafat Engineering Factory..................................................... 8
2.2 Productivity in Gafat Engineering Factory ..................................................... 9
2.3 Mission and Vision of Gafat Engineering Factory........................................... 9
2.3.1 Vision of GEF................................................................................... 9
2.3.2 Mission of GEF .................................................................................. 9
2.4 Organizational Structure of Gafat Engineering Factory .....................................10
3.1 What Is Enterprise Resource Planning? ......................................................11
3.2 The Evolution of Enterprise Resource Planning..............................................12
3.2.1 Material Requirements planning (MRP).....................................................12
3.2.2
Closed-Loop MRP........................................................................15
3.2.3 Manufacturing Resource Planning (MRP II)...............................................16
3.2.4 Enterprise Resources Planning (ERP) ......................................................19
3.3 Fundamentals of ERP Implementation .....................................................21
3.4 THE APPLICABILITY OF ERP...................................................................26
3.5 How Can ERP Improve A Company's Business Performance? .............................27
3.6 Issues of ERP Implementation.................................................................28
3.6.1 The need for ERP implementation ..........................................................29
3.6.2 How long will an ERP implementation take?...............................................30
3.6.3 The Implantation Challenge .................................................................31
3.6.4 ERP Methodology..............................................................................33
3.7 Benefits of ERP systems ........................................................................35
3.8 Causes for ERP system failures ................................................................36
3.9 ERP as A Foundation............................................................................39
3.10 Previous Studies Used in Survey Development............................................43
4.1 Methods of Data Collection ....................................................................46
4.2 Data Collection (Survey Questionnaires) ...................................................46
4.2.1 Nature of the Circulated Questionnaires ...................................................47
4.2.2 Categories of respondents ...................................................................47
4.2.3 Respondents position ........................................................................48
4.2.4
Summarized Responses ................................................................49
5.1 Problem Analysis in the Production of Et-97/1 ..............................................50
5.2 Cause and Effect Diagram and Pareto Analysis ...........................................53
5.2.1 Interpretation of the Pareto curve ..........................................................58
6.1 Selection of Implementation Models........................................................59
6.2 Evaluation of the Problems Identified ........................................................62
6.2.1 Evaluation of the production planning and control.......................................63
6.2.2 Evaluation of the Maintenance Management System.....................................67
6.3 Cost and benefit of implementing ERP .....................................................70
7.1 Conceptual Components of ERP ...............................................................74
7.1.1 The software component ....................................................................75

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