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This Assignment assesses the following module Learning Outcomes:
LO. 1: Explain and assess the role of Information Systems within the manufacturing environment.
LO. 2: Examine the requirements of inter-connected computer systems.
LO. 3: Apply analytical tools relevant to the design and implementation of informationb systems.
LO. 4: Solve problems relating to integrated computer systems.
LO. 5: Critically evaluate the application of e-commerce tools within a modern manufacturing environment.
LO. 6: Evaluate an IT/IS implementation programme taking into account, resource, quality and cost issues.
Despite the challenges of maintaining high quality data in Enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems and the consequences of inaccurate data in manufacturing management, ERP systems remain indispensable to manufacturing management. Assuming this statement is true, conduct a literature review on data quality in ERP systems with the purpose of:
1. Identifying the factors influencing data quality in ERP systems, and
2. Establishing the consequences of inaccurate ERP data in manufacturing management. Critically discuss why, despite data quality challenges, ERP systems are considered indispensable to manufacturing management from a manufacturing information systems perspective.
You should submit a technical report that addresses the items above.
Your technical report must be written in an appropriate format and must contain no more than 3000±10% words including any diagrams, calculations, figures and/or tables where appropriate.
Reports shorter than the word count will not lose marks but will lead to the omission of material which can gain them. Any words over the suggested word count will not be marked. Do not use any mechanism, such as embedded jpeg images containing significant text, to circumvent the word count.
You are expected to provide a significant range of secondary sources to underpin your work. These must be cited and referenced according to the Harvard Referencing System. Include the word count in the header of your report.
Ensure that your technical report is well-structured and choose appropriate number and titles for the sections of the report please. There is no need to number the references section. Your technical report must follow the content and guidance above and must include the specific instructions outlined below.
1. Word-process the report on A4 paper.
2. Use 1.15 line spacing.
3. Font type must be Arial (font size11).
4. Number all pages.
5. Ensure that all diagrams / tables are labelled and numbered.
6. Grammar, spelling and style, as well as clarity, contribute towards the assessment of the report; Use British Spelling i.e. ‘English (UK) Language’.
7. Justify paragraphs – Align text to both left and right margins, using your word processor to add extra space between words as necessary.
Mark is allocated for referencing in this assignment, and the mark is influenced by the thoroughness and integrity of the work as evidenced by your referencing. Marks are awarded not only for correct referencing practice, but also the extent to which the arguments have been supported by cited sources.
The technical report must be submitted as a PDF file via the assignment platform on the module site. Do not include any personal identifier e.g. name, SRN etc. in your report; the intention is to have the assignment anonymously graded.
Knowledge and understanding of Manufacturing Information Systems particularly in the context of the topics covered in this assignment.
Review of the literature to a) identify the factors influencing data quality in ERP systems (25%) and b) establish the consequences of inaccurate data in manufacturing management (25%).
Critical discussion of why, despite data quality challenges, ERP systems are considered indispensable to manufacturing management.
Overall Presentation, report title and structure, effective communication, keeps to word limit, and use of Harvard Reference System.