For each project, large or small, we put together a project team. The project team can comprise of just one consultant or it can include our whole staff. A Project Manager is appointed and is responsible for the project on behalf of Pramia. The Project Manager manages the consultant/s allocated to the site.
The key focus of the Project Manager is to deliver the project’s objectives according to specific success criteria within the set timescale and budget. Project Management is about planning the
implementation from start to finish, including the careful allocation of tasks to the appropriate people within the project team. It is the Project Managers job to constantly monitor the project, ensuring that it stays on track and that all issues that arise are dealt with quickly and effectively.
However large or small the client’s implementation team, specific roles should be allocated to the person who will take responsibility for them. The keys roles are: – Client’s Project Manager – this person coordinates the project from the client’s end and makes sure all members of the client’s team are carrying out the tasks allocated to them in a timely and accurate manner. The Client’s PM liaises with the Pramia PM.
Pramia will take the most appropriate approach to ensure a successful Implementation. We have outlined a ‘middle of the road’ approach here. For other implementations, we extend the work we do in each of the areas described.
Multi sites and single site.
Depending on the client’s requirements, either single site or multi sites deployment.
Getting the system up and running is not the final step. ‘Closing the loop’ is not easy and a program for continuous improvement musts be developed. A software maintenance contract should be signed for trouble-shooting and when necessary retraining of staff should be done. Continuous update on software enhancement should be provided by vendor.
CarePlus maintenance covers the following:
As can be seen from the above, the successful implementation of the Manufacturing Information System requires much effort with proper planning, control procedure, charts of accounts, products code, accurate inventory data to built accurate BOM, and last but not lease the co-operation of every department involve.
Also keep in mind that it is more than just software that you are acquiring. More importantly, the people behind the software and the implementation team’s experience in implementing ERP systems for your industry is what will determine the long term success of your choice.