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Action learning through the use of enterprise resource planning system in construction management

Chan, Eric W. L. 2009, Action learning through the use of enterprise resource planning system in construction management, in CIB-W096 2009 : Future Trends in Architectural Management International Symposium Proceedings, CIB-W096, [Tainan, Taiwan].

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Title Action learning through the use of enterprise resource planning system in construction management
Author(s) Chan, Eric W. L.
Conference name CIB-W096 International Symposium (2009 : Tainan, Taiwan)
Conference location Tainan, Taiwan
Conference dates 2-4 Nov. 2009
Title of proceedings CIB-W096 2009 : Future Trends in Architectural Management International Symposium Proceedings
Editor(s) [Unknown]
Publication date 2009
Conference series CIB W096 International Symposium
Publisher CIB-W096
Place of publication [Tainan, Taiwan]
Keyword(s) project management
Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
Information Communication Technology (ICT)
construction management
Summary Although information communication technology (ICT) tool is long regard as very useful in today’s engineering, architectural and construction management, organizations cannot just only simply operate based upon its origin, but also requires the on-going observation, controlling measures, monitoring aids, adding features and fine-tuning actions to such tool before the desirable outcome can be achieved. However, it is a very common phenomenon that organizations purchase the licensed “off-the-shelf-software” ICT package and customize it to suit their own requirements. Due to the incapability and inefficiency of such software and customization, the possible result is making such tool becomes not user-friendly and obsolete.

The purpose of this paper therefore, as part of the doctoral research, is to review and report those actions taken by a construction organization to enhance the performance of its Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system upon launching it since December 2002. Such actions include: improving data inputting method; removing the transition bottleneck; introducing crystallization function; revising the organization’s “Delegation and Limits of Authority”; publishing the “League Table” amongst users; integrating the 3D Modeling into the system and adopting the “Resources Requirement Planning”.

Whilst the ultimate goals of this system are well beyond the time limit of the research project, an obvious interim result, achieved by this case studied organization, was winning a landmark project worth HK$5 billion after the ERP system was functioned effectively. The experience and success of this organization can be borrowed by those companies which are planning to adopt information technology (IT) strategy and use ICT tool in the architectural management system.
Language eng
Field of Research 120201 Building Construction Management and Project Planning
Socio Economic Objective 970112 Expanding Knowledge in Built Environment and Design
HERDC Research category E1.1 Full written paper - refereed
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30031923

Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: School of Architecture and Built Environment
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