What is meant by an ERP system? 2. Discuss business value of ERP system for Linfox. 3. Using an example (s), discuss how does ERP system work for Linfox. You can also illustrate with a diagram.

Linfox is an Australian logistics company, headquartered in Melbourne. There are 24,000 employees
spanning over twelve countries. Linfox Logistics is Asia Pacific’s largest privately-owned logistics. The
company needs your help to improve internal business processes and overall business performance
of the company. The company is planning to make a significant investment in an enterprise resource
planning system (ERP) but need your advice prior to making a decision to integrate all of its business
processes. The company wants to integrate business processes in manufacturing and production,
finance and accounting, sales and marketing, and human resources. In addition the company want
to reduce labour costs, IT expenses and improve interactions between staff and companies. In
deciding whether the ERP system suit the company needs, you are required to conduct literature
research and include the following in the report:
1. What is meant by an ERP system?
2. Discuss business value of ERP system for Linfox.
3. Using an example (s), discuss how does ERP system work for Linfox. You can also illustrate with a
diagram.
4. Identify leading ERP software and select the best ones that suit the company needs. Explain your
decision.
5. Do research on the cost of the ERP system for large company such as Linfox. Make comparisons of
ERP vendors that are classified as Tier I, II or III according to the type of customers they target.
Which Tier do you think is suitable for Linfox business needs? Explain your selection.
6. Identify and discuss challenges to the successful implementation of ERP system for Linfox.

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