Inamori School of Engineering

Short Courses - Enterprise Resource Planning

Who Attends
Business executives, managers and engineers interested in developing an understanding of the potential for and impact of a corporate wide information system.

Course Description
Hands-on intensive training workshop. We will be using SAP R/3 (version 4.7), the dominant Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software for Fortune 500 companies.

ERP is a very sophisticated system that will impact not only the Information Systems and Technology of an enterprise but also the corporation's culture, cohesion and customer focus. Participants in this program will be exposed to SAP modules on Financial Accounting) (FI), Cost Controlling (CO), Production Planning (PP), Material Management (MM) and Sales & Distribution (SD).

Participants will learn by doing the ERP configuration from scratch. Each will create a company, a plant, general ledger accounts, and other facets in order to understand and appreciate the potential for an enterprise wide information system to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of the firm. This course can be used as an introduction to ERP but also to experience the power of ERP after the integration.

Dr. Wilfred V. Huang is a professor of management information systems in the Kazuo Inamori School of Engineering, Alfred University. He is the technical director of Cisco Academy Training Center at Alfred University and the coordinator of SAP Program in Alfred University. He is also a certified quality engineer (CQE) of American Society of Quality and Cisco certified academy instructor (CCAI). Huang received his Ph.D. and MS in Industrial Engineering from State University of New York at Buffalo, and BS in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University. The ERP course has been taught by Dr. Huang as part of the MBA program for the past three years.

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