Who Moved My ERP Solution?

  • Matthew P. Stephens (Purdue University)
  • Hugo Xavier Ramos (Purdue University)


In his book, “Who Moved My Cheese?”, Spencer Johnson (2000) uses a parable to underscore the inevitability of change and the importance of dealing with change in our work and in our life. Johnson (2000) uses cheese to represent something that we value, related to our livelihood; it can stand for anything: our job, health, relationships, and even the industries in which we work. The moral of Johnson’s (2000) story is that change happens, and we must learn to deal with it. One deals with change by being alert to the changes in the cheese, and by preparing to run off in search of new sources of cheese when the cheese runs out or when it goes bad. This paper studies the change in cheese from the organizational point of view and the changes that affect enterprise resource management. It gives an overview of how enterprise resource planning solutions are in a constant state of flux.

Keywords: information technology|internet|management|manufacturing|quality

How to Cite:

Stephens, M. P. & Ramos, H. X., (2002) “Who Moved My ERP Solution?”, Journal of Industrial Technology 19(1).

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Published on
31 Oct 2002