LAHORE: Speakers at a seminar on Thursday highlighted the techniques and methodologies that are needed for enterprise resource planning (ERP).
The seminar titled ‘Enterprise resource planning’ was organised by the Project Management Institute (PMI) Lahore Chapter where ideas for improving the productivity of a business were highlighted.
“The aim of the seminar is to provide a clear concept to the people who want to be involved with ERP so that they know the required steps. More than 70 per cent of businesses shut down due to lack of knowledge about resource planning,” he said. “Linking all departments to a central database is a tough thing to manage but once you get hold of it, the efficiency is boosted to impressive levels,” said engineering and management consultant Masood Said.
PMI President Khalid Ahmad Khan said “the biggest problem for project management in Pakistan is not corruption, rather it is improper planning before initiating a business. Pre-planning is not a luxury, it’s a necessity.”
During the event, 200 members of PMI learnt new techniques on how to develop a creative approach towards planning a mass project.
Published in The Express Tribune, January 28th, 2011.