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Title ENTERPRISE SYSTEMS WITH SAP
Code EBUS612
Coordinator Dr D Li
Operations and Supply Chain Management
Dongli@liverpool.ac.uk
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2021-22 Level 7 FHEQ Second Semester 15

Pre-requisites before taking this module (other modules and/or general educational/academic requirements):

 

Modules for which this module is a pre-requisite:

 

Programme(s) (including Year of Study) to which this module is available on a required basis:

 

Programme(s) (including Year of Study) to which this module is available on an optional basis:

 

Teaching Schedule

  Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab Practicals Fieldwork Placement Other TOTAL
Study Hours 12

6

      12

6

36
Timetable (if known) 60 mins X 1 totaling 12
 
60 mins X 1 totaling 6
 
      60 mins X 1 totaling 12
60 mins X 1 totaling 6
 
 
Private Study 114
TOTAL HOURS 150

Assessment

EXAM Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
             
CONTINUOUS Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
Individual written report. There is a resit opportunity. Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission. Marked anonymously.  -2000 words    50       
Practical individual assignment report of 10 pages of SAP case implementation including a 1000 word discussion of the results. There is a resit opportunity. Standard UoL penalty applies for late su  10 pages inc. 1000 w    50       

Aims

To focus on introducing strategies, approaches and technologies of enterprise systems, e.g. ERP systems, and business information management integrating with business processes within and cross organisational boundaries;

To provide students with knowledge of enterprise system architecture and technologies in general, and roles and functions of enterprise systems and business information management for digital business and supply chain management in particular;

To introduce students to the development history, functional characteristics and real cases of enterprise information systems in a digital business and supply chain environment, e.g. applications based on SAP, Oracle, etc.;

To help students to understand how enterprise systems and business information management functions are mapped with supply chain management functions and into digital business networks;

To discuss promising technologies for next generation digital business and ent erprise systems which would lead to business innovation;

To enable students to learn technologies for business process integration, automation, and optimisation;

To demonstrate practical tools used in enterprises, e.g. SAP.


Learning Outcomes

(LO1) Understand a range of enterprise system architectures and their appropriate applications;

(LO2) Be able to apply ERP tools to digital business and supply chain management in the international context;

(LO3) Be confident in use of commercially available enterprise information systems, eg SAP, Oracle, etc.;

(LO4) Understand integration approaches and technologies for ERP systems;

(LO5) Understand modeling and optimisation approaches for generic enterprise information systems.

(S1) Adaptability. Students will develop adaptability by engaging with case studies for their assignments in order to understand the features of enterprise systems and technology evolution.

(S2) Problem solving skills. Students will develop problem solving skills through research and case studies as part of their assignment.

(S3) Commercial awareness. Students will develop knowledge of commercial contexts of technology applications.

(S4) Teamwork. Students will be expected to work together in groups for the group assignment.

(S5) Organisational skills. Students will be expected to work together in groups for the group assignment.

(S6) Communication skills. Students will develop communication skills by engaging with case studies, report writing and working in groups.

(S7) IT skills. IT skills will be developed during practical lab sessions.

(S8) International awareness. Students will develop international awareness through case studies of business and technologies in an international context.

(S9) Lifelong learning skills. Students will develop skills of lifelong learning through preparation for their assessments and self directed study of cases in preparation for class discussions.

(S10) Ethical awareness. Students will develop their awareness of ethical issues through research and preparation for assessment.

(S11) Leadership. Leadership skills will be developed during group work tasks.


Teaching and Learning Strategies

Hybrid delivery, with social distancing on campus.

1 hour online asynchronous learning per week x 12 weeks
1 hour face-to-face synchronous lecture per week x 12 weeks
1 hour face-to-face seminar every other week x 6 weeks
1 hour face-to-face peer-to-peer learning every other week (unscheduled) x 6 weeks
Self-directed learning x 114 hours

Students will be expected to make use of self-directed learning time to read reference material, research cases provided in classes, practice with the practical tool, and work on assessment preparation.


Syllabus

 

Introduction to EIS;

History and applications;

Introduction to ERP - Architecture/Component/Function;

Introduction to commercial packages – SAP, Oracle, etc.;

Enterprise system integration;

Business intelligence technology;

Business intelligence innovation;

Case studies for enterprise and supply chain integration.


Recommended Texts

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