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The Role of ERP in Globalization
Globalisation presents both business and technology challenges. Companies find there is no silver bullet when responding to the increased complexity of the supply chain resulting from globalisation. Options range from balancing supply chain velocity with landed costs to relocating manufacturing operations. Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) is a mission-critical component of any globalisation strategy. The information made available through ERP is key to providing visibility to Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and meeting corporate objectives. Yet this is often overlooked because companies focus only on supply chain issues. The lack of standardised world-wide ERP implementations plagues more than half of global manufacturers.