Master of Business Administration Executive

Faculty / School

School of Business Studies (SBS)

Year of Award



Dr. Muhammad Asif Jaffer

Project Type

MBA Executive Research Project

Access Type

Restricted Access

Executive Summary

Business dynamics are changing continuously therefore the organization needs to stay competitive. Staying competitive in the digital age requires agility and innovation. To meet modern day challenges and reduce innovation gap, migration from manual towards the usage of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP). SAP, Oracle and Microsoft Dynamics are few examples. ERP is the management of business processes, with extensive functionality and a high level of integration the ERP covers the full range of business requirements (Martin and Cheung, 2000).

To have a more strategic and collaborative supply chain, organizations embrace technology and invest in ERP software for managing their procurement process, lead time and distribution methods effectively.

The emphasis of this research is therefore to assess whether implementation of state of the art S/4 HANA will be worthwhile for the supply chain of Aisha Steel as this transition has significant upfront capital investment. The overriding research question being addressed in this study is to see whether implementation, migration from SAP ECC 6 to the state of the art ERP solution (SAP S/4 HANA) enhances the supply chain maturity of the core supply chain processes? The study is conducted in a flat steel manufacturing company that recently switched from an earlier version of SAP ECC 6 to SAP S/4 HANA.

The assessment of supply chain maturity before and after the implementation is expected to provide useful insights as to whether such a huge technological investment makes value for money for supply chain processes and the organization as a whole.


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