Discussion # 1
From the end of Chapter 12S, answer Discussion Question 3: SAP is the world leader in enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems software, and has developed tailored ERP systems for different industries. Go to www.sap.com/solution.html and examine the solutions for:
(1) a service industry and
(2) a manufacturing industry of your choice. How are they similar? How are they different?
Discussion # 2
From the end of Chapter 13, answer Discussion Question 4: The chapter notes that kanban is not a planning tool but a control mechanism. What does this mean?
How does the Marsica MRP-kanban example in Example 13.4 in Chapter 13 of the textbook illustrate the point?