Publication Date


Advisor(s) - Committee Chair

Daniel Jackson (Director), Laura Leach, Shahnaz Aly

Degree Program

Department of Architectural and Manufacturing Sciences

Degree Type

Master of Sciences


The objective of this thesis was to upgrade an Enterprise Resource planning system that was outdated into a new age Enterprise resource planning system based centered on a scheduling algorithm. This was a key change that needed to be made to transform the company from old thinking to new. Primarily the testing of this implementation was done through mapping of processes, followed by trial and error, and finally improving and sustaining the processes it took to use the system correctly. The mapping of the processes was completed by the Process Manager as well as the Lead, Supervisor, or Manager of the area being revamped. When processes were originally mapped for the flow of the implementation, the chart was five pages. After implementation, the same processes streamlined using the new Enterprise resource planning system is now only two pages. After all implementations were complete, more than $150,000 in salaries was saved, as well as many unnecessary and tedious job functions. While continuous improvement must follow, the original objective of this thesis was met with great success.


Business Administration, Management, and Operations | Human Resources Management | Industrial Organization | Organizational Behavior and Theory | Performance Management