Remember the good old days when you needed giant speakers attached to a cassette player to create a proportionately huge amount of noise? Now you can do the same thing with a device that’s tinier than a driver license: Apple’s iPod.1 Smaller is clearly better in this case. That also applies to business. Indeed, we’re going to relate this to enterprise resource planning (ERP).
It’s all about volume. When it comes to boomboxes, you could turn up the volume dial to produce more sound. On the other hand, volume can also mean amount or quantity. And that is a very inventory and production planning kind of definition. So it’s not hard at all to relate the two. In this case, it just takes a little creative thinking.(more…)