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Course module: 320061-M-6
Advanced Resource Planning
Course info
Course module320061-M-6
Credits (ECTS)6
CategoryMA (Master)
Course typeCourse
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byTilburg University; Tilburg School of Economics and Management; TiSEM: Management; TiSEM: Management;
Is part of
M Information Management
M Supply Chain Management
dr. J. Hulstijn
Other course modules lecturer
dr. H. Weigand
Other course modules lecturer
Academic year2018
Starting block
Course mode
RemarksThis information is not up to date. Check the Course Catalog 2019 or select the course via “Register”.
Registration openfrom 19/10/2018 09:00 up to and including 31/07/2019
Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems integrate information from various departments to provide a unified overview at enterprise level, and help to standardize business processes. ERP systems are complex to maintain. Adopting an ERP system often involves an organizational change. Many implementation projects fail. How should managers select, adopt, implement, and maintain an ERP System?  

In this course we will discuss the theory and practice of Enterprise systems. By the end of the course, students will be able to 
-   recognize the opportunities and challenges a company is facing when selecting, adopting, implementing or maintaining an ERP system, and 
-   identify the appropriate methods and techniques to address those opportunities and challenges. 

The course shows a distinct research attitude. A large part of the course material consists of scientific articles. In order to practice research skills, groups of students will do a small research project and write a term paper. A term paper meets academic standards concerning structure, style, argumentation, literature and conclusions. Part of the objectives of the course is to learn to collaborate in a team and write against a deadline.  

ERP systems are complex software applications. Participants will therefore get some first-hand experience of using SAP in a lab session.    
The course is primarily about the management decisions that need to be taken when selecting, adopting and implementing enterprise-wide systems. Critical aspects are identifying business requirements, aligning ERP Systems with existing business processes and strategy, addressing governance, risk and compliance constraints, and the organizational and technical aspects of the implementation process itself. In this course we will analyze the dilemmas that typically characterize such decisions, using recent scientific theory. In addition, the effects of contextual aspects such as firm size, location, regulatory pressure and product type on the decision process will be reviewed.
Type of instructions
Interactive lectures and tutorials
Type of exams
Written exam (60%) and group project (40%) (minimum 4.5 out of 10 each)
Timetable information
320061-M-6|Advanced Resource Planning
Written test opportunities
Written test opportunities (HIST)
Schriftelijk 60% / Written 60%EXAM_01BLOK 2113-12-2018
Schriftelijk 60% / Written 60%EXAM_01BLOK 2214-01-2019
Required materials
Title:Enterprise Systems for Management: International Version
Author:Luvai F. Motiwalla and Jeff Thompson
Publisher:Pearson Education, 2014
Title:Reader, see Blackboard
Recommended materials
Written 60%

Paper 40%

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