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An ERP performance measurement framework using a fuzzy integral approach

Chun‐Chin Wei (Department of Industrial Engineering and Management, Ching Yun University, Chung Li, Taiwan, Republic of China)
Tian‐Shy Liou (Department of Business Administration, Chen Shiu University, Niaosong, Taiwan, Republic of China)
Kuo‐Liang Lee (Department of Industrial Engineering and Management, Ching Yun University, Chung Li, Taiwan, Republic of China)

Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management

ISSN: 1741-038X

Article publication date: 6 June 2008

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to propose a comprehensive framework for measuring the performance of an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system to survey suitable performance indicators (PIs) according to knowledge of the ERP implementation objectives set up at the implementation phase and build consistent measurement standards for facilitating the complex ERP performance evaluation process.

Design/methodology/approach

A seven‐step ERP performance measurement framework based on the objectives of ERP implementation is proposed. A fuzzy ERP performance index is used to account for the ambiguities involved in evaluating the performance of the ERP system. The fuzzy ERP performance index can be translated first into simple scores and then back to linguistic terms. An actual example in Taiwan demonstrates the feasibility of applying the proposed framework.

Findings

The findings indicate that the PIs of ERP performance measurement should align with the objectives of ERP implementation. The assessment results can represent the achievement of these objectives and the directions for improving the adopted ERP system.

Originality/value

This study may be interesting to some academic researchers and practical managers. The proposed framework can provide a procedure to link the objectives identified in the ERP system implementation phase and the performance considerations in the ERP use phase.

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Citation

Wei, C., Liou, T. and Lee, K. (2008), "An ERP performance measurement framework using a fuzzy integral approach", Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management, Vol. 19 No. 5, pp. 607-626. https://doi.org/10.1108/17410380810877285

Publisher

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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