Ozark Feed and Ag Corporation: The ERP Decision
This case describes a medium size business that manufactures animal feed for commercial and companion animals. The company has been growing rapidly, and is considering whether or not to implement an ERP system. Ozark currently uses an IT system built and refined in-house, and though less flexible than desired, allowed for some specific functionality the company used, such as a pricing system tied to the company's commodity hedging positions on a real time, as well as off the shelf systems for recording financial transactions and reporting, purchasing, warehouse management, and manufacturing execution. The case provides an overview of ERP systems and implementation. Ozark is deciding among 3 ERP options; different senior executives support different options.