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Implementation Management of an E-Commerce-Enabled Enterprise Information System

Implementation Management of an E-Commerce-Enabled Enterprise Information System
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Author(s): Joseph Sarkis (Clark University, USA) and R.P. Sundarraj (University of Waterloo, USA)
Copyright: 2009
Pages: 5
Source title: Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Second Edition
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-026-4.ch291

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Abstract

The integration of enterprise systems and the supply chain to an organization is becoming more critical in an ever-changing, globally competitive environment. Quick response will require close relationships, especially communications and information sharing among integrated internal functional groups as well as the suppliers and customers of an organization. Texas Instruments (TI), headquartered in Dallas, Texas, has come to realize this requirement for building and maintaining its competitive edge. Thus, it sought to implement an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system with a focus on linking it with a global electronic commerce (e-commerce) setting, an innovative and current issue (Weston, 2003). There were a number of major players, including project management direction from Andersen Consulting Services, software vendors such as SAP and i2 Technologies, hardware vendors such as Sun Microsystems, and various suppliers and customers of TI. The purpose of this case is to provide some aspects of implementation of strategic systems that provide valuable lessons for success. We begin and rely on the foundation of a strategic systems implementation model, which is initially described. A description of the case follows, with the various stages as related to strategic systems implementation described. We complete our discussion with implications and conclusions.

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