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Requirements of an ERP enterprise modeller for optimally managing the fashion industry supply chain

Massimo Bertolini (Lecturer, at the Dipartimento di Ingegneria Industriale, Università degli Studi di Parma, Parma, Italy)
Maurizio Bevilacqua (Professor at the Dipartimento di Ingegneria delle Costruzioni Meccaniche, Nucleari, Aeronautiche e di Metallurgia, Università degli Studi di Bologna, Bologna, Italy)
Eleonora Bottani (PhD Candidate, at the Dipartimento di Ingegneria Industriale, Università degli Studi di Parma, Parma, Italy)
Antonio Rizzi (Associate Professor, at the Dipartimento di Ingegneria Industriale, Università degli Studi di Parma, Parma, Italy)

Journal of Enterprise Information Management

ISSN: 1741-0398

Article publication date: 1 June 2004

Abstract

This paper presents the results of a panel of experts, made up of academics in the field of operations and supply chain management, enterprise requirement planning software developers, and end‐users, whose work has aimed at defining the main features that characterize an enterprise modeller for the fashion industry. The characteristics required by the enterprise requirement planning enterprise modeller have been identified, with specific attention to the production planning and control module. Because of the peculiarities of this line of business, it is widely recognized that both vendors and buyers would benefit from such a tool. For the formers, the availability of a pre‐customized reference model would represent a competitive advantage in the marketplace, for the latter, on the other hand, it would enhance the effectiveness, the efficiency and the likelihood of success of the enterprise requirement planning implementation project.

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Bertolini, M., Bevilacqua, M., Bottani, E. and Rizzi, A. (2004), "Requirements of an ERP enterprise modeller for optimally managing the fashion industry supply chain", Journal of Enterprise Information Management, Vol. 17 No. 3, pp. 180-190. https://doi.org/10.1108/17410390410531434

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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