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Systems 2016, 4(1), 10;

Challenges while Updating Planning Parameters of an ERP System and How a Simulation-Based Support System Can Support Material Planners

Technische Universität Dresden/Internationales Hochschulinstitut Zittau, Markt 23, Zittau 02763, Germany
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Academic Editor: Donald Kerr
Received: 1 December 2015 / Revised: 16 January 2016 / Accepted: 19 January 2016 / Published: 26 January 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Enterprise Resource Planning Systems)
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In an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system, production planning is influenced by a variety of parameters. Previous investigations show that setting parameter values is highly relevant to a company’s target system. Parameter settings should be checked and adjusted, e.g., after a change in environmental factors, by material planners. In practice, updating the parameters is difficult due to several reasons. This paper presents a simulation-based decision support system, which helps material planners in all stages of decision-making processes. It will present the system prototype’s user interface and the results of applying the system to a case study. View Full-Text
Keywords: ERP system; parameters; simulation ERP system; parameters; simulation

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