MITS6004:Enterprise Resource Planning MITS6004Enterprise Resource PlanningAssignment 2Research StudyMarch 2020 MITS6004:Enterprise Resource PlanningResearch StudyAssignment 2 – Research Report – 10% (Due Session 8) Individual AssignmentFor this component you will be required to analyze a case study of an organization and writea report on it on a recent academic paper on a topic related to ERP implementation on anyorganization. Some possible topic areas include but are not limited to:• Digital Transformation• An analysis of success and failure factors for ERP Systems in Engineering andConstruction Firms.• System Integration Challenges• Project Management methodologies• Securing an ERP implementation• Web based ERP Systems• Promise and Performance of ERP• Critical success factors for ERP Implementation in a company• Role of management in designing enterprise systems integration• Risk areas found in ERP Implementation• IoT and ERP• Supply chain planning and Execution• Warehouse Management• Data Intelligence for Enterprise AIThe paper you select must be directly relevant to one of the above topics or another topicand be related to ERP or Software Engineering. The paper must be approved by your lecturerand be related to what we are studying this semester in Enterprise Resource Planning. Thepaper can be from any academic conference or other relevant Journal or online sources suchas Google Scholar, Academic department repositories, or a significant commercial companyinvolved in research such as IBM etc. All students must select a different paper. Thus, thepaper must be approved by your lecturer before proceeding. In case two students are wantingto present on the same paper, the first who emails the lecturer with their choice will beallocated that paper. Please note that popular magazine or web-site articles are not academicpapers.A grade of 10% of the Units mark will be awarded for your presentation and your participationin other student presentations. You are to prepare a set of powerpoint slides for yourpresentation. If you do not participate in at least 70% of other student’s presentations, youwill forfeit a significant proportion of the marks for this component.MITS6004:Enterprise Resource PlanningNote: if class numbers are large the presentations may be organized into groups, but studentswill still all need to select their own individual paper for Assignment 2. In the case wherepresentations are arranged in groups each group can decide which students’ paper will beused for the presentation.The presentations will occur in sessions 5-12 on the academic calendar for the semester andthe order of presentations will be by arrangement, but these will be evenly spread over thosesessions.What to Submit.For this component you will write a report or critique on the paper you chose from the topicabove listed.You should perform a literature survey on the topic to identify the benefits and challengesassociated with ERP implementation. Based on your literature survey, you need to create andsubmit (1) an abstract (2 pages) in IEEE format and (2) a 5-10 mins video presentationexplaining the abstract.Your report should be limited to approx. 2000 words (not including references). Use 1.5spacing with a 12 point Times New Roman font. Though your paper will largely be based onthe chosen article, you should use other sources to support your discussion or the chosenpapers premises. Citation of sources is mandatory and must be in the IEEE style.Your report or critique must include:Title Page: The title of the assessment, the name of the paper you are reporting on and itsauthors, and your name and student ID.Introduction: Identification of the paper you are critiquing/ reviewing, a statement of thepurpose for your report and a brief outline of how you will discuss the selected article (oneor two paragraphs).Body of Report: Describe the intention and content of the article. If it is a research report,discuss the research method (survey, case study, observation, experiment, or other method)and findings. Comment on problems or issues highlighted by the authors. Report on resultsdiscussed and discuss the conclusions of the article and how they are relevant to the topicsof this Unit of Study.Conclusion: A summary of the points you have made in the body of the paper. Theconclusion should not introduce any ‘new’ material that was not discussed in the body ofthe paper. (One or two paragraphs)MITS6004:Enterprise Resource PlanningReferences: A list of sources used in your text. They should be listed alphabetically by (first)author’s family name. Follow the IEEE style.The footer must include your name, student ID, and page number.Note: reports submitted on papers which are not approved or not the approved paperregistered for the student will not be graded and attract a zero (0) grade.Submission GuidelinesAll submissions are to be submitted through turn-it-in. Submit your report to the Moodle dropbox for Assignment 2. Drop-boxes linked to turn-it-in will be set up in the Unit of Study Moodleaccount. Assignments not submitted through these drop-boxes will not be considered.Submissions must be made by the due date and time (which will be in the session detailed above) anddetermined by your Unit coordinator. Submissions made after the due date and time will be penalizedat the rate of 10% per day (including weekend days).The turn-it-in similarity score will be used in determining the level if any of plagiarism. Turn-it-in willcheck conference web-sites, Journal articles, the Web and your own class member submissions forplagiarism. You can see your turn-it-in similarity score when you submit your assignment to theappropriate drop-box. If this is a concern you will have a chance to change your MITS6004 Case Studyand Presentation – 1 Copyright©2015-2018VIT,AllRightsReserved. assignment and re-submit.However, re-submission is only allowed prior to the submission due date and time.After the due date and time have elapsed you cannot make re-submissions and you will have to livewith the similarity score as there will be no chance for changing. Thus, plan early and submit early totake advantage of this feature. You can make multiple submissions, but please remember we only seethe last submission, and the date and time you submitted will be taken from that submission.Your document should be a single word or pdf document containing your report.
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