Using the internet, research how many suppliers are typically used for manufacturing large commercial aircraft. List 10 such suppliers and what they do. How would an integrated ERP system, such as the one at Lockheed Martin help manage all those suppliers?
Assume you own and run a small local coffee shop. You do all your ordering of ingredients for your coffee shop by hand-using pencil, paper, mail, and telephone. All your sales are recorded by hand in a book, and transcribed for filing of small business taxes. How could a small ERP system help your business become more efficient? What would an ERP system allow you to do?
Research the topic of ERP contracts on the Internet. How could ERP vendors make it easier for customers to understand their licensing models? What could customers do to ensure a contract contains all possible eventualities?