Information integration in a large business is a critical factor for achieving a competitive advantage
and the importance of ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) and the implementation of the
appropriate system cannot be stressed enough; however, the success rests in the approach to and
research into the implementation process.
Since the University of Pretoria has procured Oracle PeopleSoft, the successful Phase II
implementation of the PeopleSoft SCM Inventory module is the main focus of this project. This will
be done through gaining a thorough understanding of the PeopleSoft SCM Inventory module and a
meticulous investigation of one of the typical inventory environments at UP, the stationary store.
After complete investigation of the current policies and procedures, an appropriate optimization
process regarding the inventory practices is followed in order to populate PeopleSoft with the best
possible information. Subsequently the unique configurations on PeopleSoft SCM Inventory will be
Finally a revised inventory model will be delivered for the purpose of the Phase 2 implementation of
Oracle PeopleSoft at UP.
Thesis (B Eng. (Industrial and Systems Engineering))--University of Pretoria, 2010.