Analysing and Reengineering the Order Process at Noblessa Sverige AB: A Pre-Study for an ERP System Implementation
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Magister), 20 points / 30 hpStudent thesis
When implementing an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system, the system has to be adapted to the organisation. But just as important, the business processes of the organisation have to be reengineered in order to take full advantage of the ERP system. Noblessa Sverige AB, which is a sales company to the German kitchen producer Nobilia, has been growing remarkably since the start 2001 and has begun discussing an ERP system purchase. The order process of today has reached the limit of its capacity and something has to be done in order to meet the increasing sales volume.
The purpose of this master’s thesis is to analyse and reengineer the order process as a preparation for an ERP system implementation. The outcome of this thesis is a suggestion of a process model of the order process, which also can be used as a foundation for a requirements specification for the ERP system purchase. In order to take advantage of the benefits of the existing order process, the reengineering starts with mapping the current process.
Noblessa Sverige AB is a company that is growing and changing from one day to another. Changes have arisen during the writing of this thesis which has made the work even more interesting and challenging. The most important change is the opening of a central warehouse in Norrköping, which has been taken in consideration when we designed the new process model.
After mapping and achieving an understanding of the current order process, we found a few things that could be improved. Above all, there exist many manual tasks that can be automated with the ERP system. Furthermore, there are tasks that should be moved from one department or function to another because it is more suitable to perform them there. We also found that Noblessa Sverige AB should improve the integration and cooperation with its suppliers, especially Nobilia. Nobilia is the main owner and main supplier of Noblessa Sverige AB, the conditions for cooperation are therefore very good.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Institutionen för teknik och naturvetenskap , 2006. , 110 p.
Noblessa, Order Process, Business Process Reengineering, Enterprise Resource Planning, Process Mapping, Process Improvement
Orderprocess, processförbättring, processkartläggning, affärssystem
Other Mechanical Engineering
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-6551ISRN: LITH-ITN-KTS-EX--06/019--SEOAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-6551DiVA: diva2:21868