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Type of module
Enterprise Systems & E-procurement
 To explore the role of enterprise systems in
 To explore the value of e-procurement and
enterprise systems in the information gathering,
negotiation and processing phases of procurement.
 To investigate recent research and innovations in
the field of enterprise systems and e-procurement.
 To research and to evaluate good practice in ERP
implementation and e-procurement.
On completion of this module the students should be
able to:
Subject specific:
 Identify the e-procurement business drivers, and
the role of enterprise systems
 Analyse organisational use of enterprise systems
and critical issues of implementation
 Critically evaluate new developments in
enterprise system technology and application
 Demonstrate an understanding of common eprocurement business problems
demonstrate critical thinking, analysis and synthesis
apply knowledge of enterprise systems and eprocurement in problem-solving and decisionmaking
Enterprise systems applications, architectures
and technologies
Enterprise systems and strategic choices
Implementation strategies for enterprise systems
including sourcing decisions and approaches to
change and project management
Information systems failure and success in the
context of ERP
The evolution of e-procurement
Buy-side and Sell-side models
E-Procurement software landscape
Dealing with issues of security and trust in buyersupplier relationships
E-markets and their impact on e-procurement
Teaching and learning
E-payment systems
The role of e-CRM in customer acquisition and
liaison and the customer buying cycle
Government and e-procurement
This module will make use of multiple learning formats:
workshops will be supplemented with online learning
activities and use of a hosted SAP learning
Case studies and scenarios will be used to explore and
evaluate a range of theories and techniques.
Learning support
Indicative Reading:
The latest editions of:
Adam F and Sammon D (Eds), The Enterprise
Resource Planning Decade: Lessons learned and
issues for the future, IGI Global.
Alemayehu M and Ioannis L, Success and Failure of
ERP Technology Transfer, University of
Beste T .Greening the supply chain in public
procurement, Verlag Mueller.
Chaffey, D.E-Business and E-Commerce Management,
Financial Times.
Carroll BJ, Lean Performance ERP Project
Management: Implementing the virtual lean
enterprise, Auerbach
Ferran C and Salim R, Enterprise Resource Planning for
Global Economies: Managerial issues and
challenges, IGI Gobal.
Forndron F, MySAP ERP Roadmap, SAP Press.
Geunes J, Akcali E, Paradalos PM, Romeijn HE and
Shen ZJ (Eds). Applications of supply chain
management and e-commerce research,
Springer.Grabot, B, Mayere A and Bazet I, ERP
Systems and Organisational Change, Springer.
Gupta JND, Rashid MA and Sharm S, Handbook of
Research on Enterprise Systems, IGI Global.
Harwood S, ERP: The Implementation Cycle,
Hughes B, Exploiting IT for Business Benefit, BCS.
Kelley G, Selected Readings on Information Technology
Management: Contemporary Issues, IGI Global.
Kholeif AO, Abdel-Kader and Sherer MJ, Enterprise
Resource Planning, Palgrave Macmillan
Kruger E, Schipp K and Gerhardt O. Efficient eprocurement with SAP, SAP Galileo Press.
Lucas HC, Information Technology: Strategic Decision
Making for Managers, Wiley.
Neef, D. E-Procurement: from Strategy to
Implementation. Financial Times.
Magal SR and Word J, Essentials of Business
Processes and Information Systems, Wiley.
May P. The Business of E-Commerce – From Corporate
Strategy to Technology. Cambridge University
Motiwalla LF and Thompson J, Enterprise Systems for
Management, Pearson.
Monczka, R. & Giunipero, L., Purchasing Internationally:
Concepts and Principles, USA
Norris G, Dunleavy J, Hurley J, Balls J and Hartley K,
E-business and ERP: Transforming the enterprise,
Olson DL, Managerial Issues of Enterprise Resource
Planning Systems, McGraw-Hill.
Parente D H. Best practices for online procurement
auctions, Information Science Reference.
Pani A K. E-procurement in emerging economies:
Theory and cases, IGI Global.
Poirier, C., Advanced Supply Management, CIPS
Portougal V and Sundaram D, Business Processes:
Operational solutions for SAP implementation, IGI
Ptak CA, Schragenheim E, ERP:Tools, techniques and
applications for integrating the supply chain,
Sankar CS and Rau KH, Implementation Strategies for
SAP R/3 in a Multinational Organization: Lessons
from a real-world case study, IGI Global.
Saunders, M., Strategic Purchasing and Supply Chain
Management Shaw M., Blanning R., Strader T.,
Whinston A. (eds). Handbook on Electronic
Commerce. Springer
Shanks G, Seddon P, and Willcocks L (Eds), Secondwave Enterprise Resource Planning Systems:
Implementation and effectiveness, Cambridge
University Press.
Shields MG, E-business and ERP: Rapid
implementation and project planning, Wiley.
Sommer R (Ed), Public Sector Enterprise Resource
Planning, Edward Elgar.
Sumner M, Enterprise Resource Planning, Prentice
Tapscott D., Ticoll E., Lowy A. Digital Capital –
Harnessing the Power of Business Webs. Harvard
Business School Press
UN. E-procurement, United Nations Economic
Commission for Asia and the Pacific.
Electronic Journal For Information Systems Evaluation
European Journal of Information Systems
European journal of purchasing & supply management
Journal of purchasing and supply management
Industrial Management and Data Systems
Information Systems Journal
Information Systems Management
Information Systems Research
Information Technology and People
International Journal of Information Management
International Journal of Information Technology
International Journal of Purchasing & Materials
International Journal of Operations and Production
Industrial Marketing Management
Journal of Enterprise Information Management
Journal of Information Technology
Journal of Management Information Systems
Journal of Strategic Information Systems
Logistics Europe
Management Today
Quarterly Journal of Electronic Commerce
Supply Management (journal of CIPS)
SAP ERP online systems: tutorials and simulations
Assessment tasks
Brief description of
module content and/or
aims (maximum 80
Area examination board
to which module relates
Semester offered, where
Site where delivered
Date of first approval
Date of last revision
Date of approval of this
Version number
Replacement for
previous module
Field for which module
A variety of group and individual learning tasks will be
used to create opportunities for formative feedback.
Individual summative assessment will take the form of
an individual report (70%) and seminar presentation
This module develops students’ knowledge and skills in
enterprise systems with a focus on Logistics and Supply
Chain Management.
Business Systems Management
Ozlem Bak
Clare Millington
Asher Rospigliosi
Term 2
Merger of ITM03 Enterprise Resource Systems and
OPM47 E-procurement
Business Systems Management
is acceptable and status
in that field
Course(s) for which
module is acceptable
and status in that
School home
External examiner
Compulsory on MSc Logistics and Supply Chain
Management. Optional on other awards within the
Postgraduate Programme in Management and MBA.
Brighton Business School, Faculty Management and
Information Sciences.
Steve Disney
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