From the end of Chapter 12S, answer Discussion Question 3: SAP is the world leader in enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems software, and has developed tailored ERP systems for different industries. Go to SAP Industry Solutions and examine the solutions for (1) a service industry and (2) a manufacturing industry of your choice. How are they similar? How are they different?
From the end of Chapter 13, answer Discussion Question 4: The chapter notes that kanban is not a planning tool but a control mechanism. What does this mean? How does the Marsica MRP-kanban example in Example 13.4 in Chapter 13 of the textbook illustrate the point?