ERP first developed as a form of inventory control and later grew to link disparate bodies of information together from across the enterprise. Now, ERP enhancements include SCM, CRM, and e-commerce features, just to name a few. However, where is this technology going? What does it mean now?
sixties, computers were large, hot, noisy machines that occupied entire rooms, but by the seventies, average manufacturing companies could finally afford them. The innovation computers allowed caused management to review traditional product cycles and resource allocation. Materials requirement planning (MRP) computer systems were developed to promote having the right amount of materials when needed. First developed by IBM and J I Case , a US tractor maker, MRP promised to automatically plan, build, and pu