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Enterprise Information Systems


Information systems are now an essential feature of any enterprise wide infrastructure.

This module will consider the way in which organisations and supply chains can integrate these information systems. The focus for the module will be an in-depth view of the information systems issues and the technologies that are utilised. A typical core component of such enterprise wide systems is commonly an ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) system. One the major ERP systems available will be used as a theme for the module case-study, to link and provide in-depth illustration of the topics covered. The scope will be to consider the design, manufacturing and logistics supply chain.


On completion, participants will be capable of:

  1. Recognising the need for enterprise wide information systems.
  2. Applying a detailed method for the business planning and implementation of enterprise information systems.
  3. Appraising, in depth, the application of information technologies, application development, and integration issues across the supply chain.


  • The business environment and need for Enterprise Information Systems.
  • Business planning and implementation methodology for EIS.
  • Information systems used in the supply chain, e.g. ERP, MRP, PDM, CRM, SCM, etc.
  • Demonstration of topics using leading ERP system.
  • Extensive in module case-study, exploring EIS needs of specific real-world global corporations.

Recommended Sequence of Modules

If the student expects to attend any of the following modules during the overall course it is preferable that these are taken before IES. However, it is recognized that not all of these modules are available on all programmes, therefore, they are not regarded as mandatory pre-requisites. If in doubt please consult the module tutor ( ).

  • Logistics & Operations Management or Supply Chain Integration
  • Business Information Systems Design
  • Information & Communications Technologies


5 Days

Methond of Assessment

By module assessment and post-module work