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Developing a QFD model for prioritizing the CSFs of ERP based on the enablers of organizational agility

Ali Ahmadzadeh (Department of Industrial Engineering, Najafabad Branch, Islamic Azad University, Najafabad, Iran)
Abbas Sheikh Aboumasoudi (Department of Industrial Engineering, Najafabad Branch, Islamic Azad University, Najafabad, Iran)
Arash Shahin (Department of Management, University of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran)
Hadi Teimouri (Department of Management, University of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran)

Benchmarking: An International Journal

ISSN: 1463-5771

Article publication date: 24 November 2020

Issue publication date: 23 April 2021

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Abstract

Purpose

The main purpose of this study is to develop a model for prioritizing the critical success factors (CSF) of enterprise resources planning (ERP) based on the enablers of organizational agility (OA).

Design/methodology/approach

First, the CSFs of ERP and the enablers of OA have been identified and classified using Decision-Making Trial and Evaluation Laboratory (DEMATEL), and then a three-phase quality function deployment (QFD) model has been designed to prioritize the influencing and influenced criteria. The proposed approach has been examined in the banking sector.

Findings

Major findings indicated that organizational structure, IT technology infrastructure, and commitment and support by top managers were selected as indicators with top priority.

Research limitations/implications

Research variables were limited to the enablers of OA and the CSFs of ERP; analysis was time-consuming due to the interconnected multiple QFD phases, and findings were limited to the selected branches of a bank. The bank managers were suggested to enhance their commitment and support toward ERP. Also, it was recommended to the managers to evaluate their organizational structure and empower it as much as possible toward the fulfillment of customers' requirements and customers' expected agility.

Originality/value

The development of the QFD matrices and dividing the factors of each research variables into influencing and influenced factors distinguished this study from the literature.

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Citation

Ahmadzadeh, A., Sheikh Aboumasoudi, A., Shahin, A. and Teimouri, H. (2021), "Developing a QFD model for prioritizing the CSFs of ERP based on the enablers of organizational agility", Benchmarking: An International Journal, Vol. 28 No. 4, pp. 1164-1185. https://doi.org/10.1108/BIJ-08-2020-0411

Publisher

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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