Tektronix Memo

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Memorandum__________________________________________________

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To: Carl Neun, CFO of Tektronix Inc.
From: John Smith
Subject: Using what we’ve learned in ERP
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Date: March 1, 2012
Introduction
Tektronix is a world leading manufacturer in electronics, which has operations separated into 3 divisions: Measurement Business Division (MBD); Color Printing and Imaging Division (CPID); and Video and Networking Division (VND). All are essential to successful business. However each has a certain magnitude. Tektronix wanted to increase invisibility in all aspects of manufacturing and deliveries.

Where Tektronics is Now
Tektronix initiated an immense overhaul in its operations in all of their divisions. Tektronix’s goal was to simplify its business processes across the globe. Before its overhaul, each country and each region was different from one another, each with its own communication, technology availability, and flexibility obstacles. Tektronix launched a massive campaign which lasted almost two years and cost $55 million, but was able to create a “plain vanilla” business process, where most aspects were standardized and created a system where all orders could be tracked in near real-time.
The Overhaul Process
Tektronix employed Oracle as its choice of ERP system with little examination in other options. They employed the Asis Consulting firm to aid in their implementation. Asis was comprised of former Oracle employees, and they ensured Tektronix that Oracle was best able to supply the right aspects to achieve Tektronix’s goals. Asis suggested using a “wave” technique to implement this system among all three divisions. One division would implement Oracle, and after this integration was complete the next division would begin its implementation process. This would…...

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