Learning outcomes of the course unit
Knowledge and understanding: through the lessons held during the course, the student will acquire the methods and knowledge necessary to describe the main modules present in INFOR LN ERP, to understand the criteria with which the major transactions take place. The student will learn how to perform the manufacturing planning and control transactions, managing input and output flows from warehouses.
Applying knowledge and understanding: through practical exercises conducted with INFOR LN ERP, students will be able to perform the main informative transaction (independently and in team) required for the planning and production control phases. The student will have to apply the acquired knowledge to understand the set of minimum data necessary for the proper functioning of a modern ERP system.
Making judgements: the student should be able to understand and critically evaluate the main information systems (ERP) starting from the specifics of the INFOR LN ERP system on which the lessons will be held; using the acquired knowledge it will have to analyse ERP systems, include basic transactions and be able to operate autonomously and in teams for the correct use of the tool.
Communication skills: through frontal lessons, teamwork, teacher confrontation and role-playing exercises, the student will acquire the specific vocabulary inherent in ERP systems (in particular the specifics of INFOR LN ERP), such as production planning purchases and receptions management, shipments management and inventory management.
Learning skills: the student who has attended the course will be able to deepen their knowledge of ERP information systems through the autonomous consultation of specialized texts or the autonomous use of the elementary transactions present in a modern ERP in order to effectively address the ERP information systems.
There are no mandatory propedeuticities, which is advisable to have followed and passed the ERP exam.
Course contents summary
The course aims to provide students with the general criteria for an efficient use of a modern ERP system. Therefore, the contents proposed during the course of the lessons will be relate to (i) the architecture of the ERP systems (ii) the structure of the article: bill of materials, production cycles (iii) planning phase (parameter definition for MPS and MRP) ( iv) purchase and receiving management (v) production management (vi) sales and shipments management
The notes of the lectures and exercises, and all the supporting material (drawings, schemes, spreadsheets, media) are available to students and shared in Elly platform.
The course counts 6 CFUs (one CFU, University Credits equals one ECTS credit and represents the workload of a student during educational activities aimed at passing the exams), which corresponds to 42 hours of lectures. The didactic activities are composed of frontal lessons alternating with exercises. During the frontal lessons, the course topics are proposed from the theoretical point of view.
During classroom exercises, students will be required to apply the theory by working directly on INFOR LN ERP, simulating the management of a real manufacturing company according to the methodological criteria outlined in teaching lessons. The exercises will be conducted in “role playing mode”, by requiring students to play a specific role/function for a limited time (e.g. production, purchasing, shipping, logistics, etc.) interacting with each other through INFOR LN ERP, to complete several transactions.
Assessment methods and criteria
Learning verification will be conducted during a specific work session with the INFRO LN ERP system. During the exam, each student has to conduct many business transactions by identifying himself / herself in a specific business role (e.g. production, purchasing office, shipments, etc.). The final evaluation will consider different aspects such as: (i) the student's ability to conduct transactions on INFOR LN ERP independently and in a correct manner; (ii) the ability of the student to work in teams by supporting colleagues in carrying out their tasks; (iii) constructive participation in classroom lessons, and (iv) the use of an appropriate language in describing the transactions and tasks accomplished.