|Abstract:||When managing business operations, companies must follow increasing requirements. Today business is almost impossible to imagine without modern ERP solutions, since they are indispensable for the efficiency of the company. By implementing ERP solutions, companies face the challenges of how to use these tools effectively. It is necessary to define optimal procedures that are simple enough and ensure the achievement of business goals. It is important to link the supply chain members in order to achieve business goals. The basis for effective supply chain management is accurate and timely information on any part in the chain. Every company needs to build IT support, which is appropriate to its mode of business and the environment. Process automation is a challenge in optimizing supply chains, but it is necessary to eliminate potential costs, to be responsive in fulfilling the order and to ensure connectivity with other members of the supply chain.
The implementation of ERP solution alone is not enough for a successful business, but it gives it a basis to make it easier to achieve. In the studied company, we encountered problems in the deployment phase of ERP solution, because certain business processes were not performed optimally. Prior to the renovation of business processes, we should choose only those processes that are candidates for restoration, since business processes needs to be tackled systematically. Without focus and definition of critical processes that impede with the work, the time spent and resources used would be wasted.
In the master’s thesis, we first presented and described ERP solutions in general. We learned about their history, some of the main features of all ERP solutions, their strengths and weaknesses, and looked at different approaches to implementing an ERP solution into a company. In addition we paid attention to the deployment phase of ERP solution lifecycle and we also presented some examples, where companies used the ERP solution poorly. We took a closer look at the Pantheon ERP solution, as this solution is also introduced in the studied company. We learned about its features, structure, possible extensions and variations appropriate for different sizes and business activities. In the last section, we relate theoretical knowledge to a case study of how to manage the supply chain with Pantheon's ERP solution in practice. We have identified the problems that businesses may encounter while operating, and looking for the solutions to these problems.|