Advances in technology, is making it easier for companies to compete in the global market. One such trend is the creation and use of Enterprise, Resource, and Planning systems, known as ERP. Unlike legacy systems that focused on limited areas of an organization's information systems, ERP systems provide a complete suite of software products to operate an entire organization. ExxonMobil Chemical is in the process of implementing an ERP system known as SAP, code name Global Enterprise Management System (GEMS). This paper presents the organizational technology plan for the company, focusing on how GEMS is assisting the company in meeting its objectives. The plan covers a current technology assessment, value chain analysis, social contract, Global issues, and managing change, with a summary.
ExxonMobil Chemical, a subsidiary of the world's number one oil company, Exxon Mobil, is one of the world's largest chemical companies. "ExxonMobil Chemical ranks first or second in making many petrochemicals, including benzene and toluene, as well as polyolefins such as polypropylene and high-density and linear low-density polyethylene.
The company also is a major producer of olefins such as ethylene and propylene, used to make polyolefins, aromatics, and specialty chemicals. The company uses its polyolefins to make films for packaging and labeling, and also licenses some of its process technology" (Partheymuller, P).
ExxonMobil Chemical's global organization has four regions, each with a regional director. "Richard V. Pisarczyk is regional director, Americas and is located in Houston. K. Peter Peschak is regional director for Europe, and Michael J. Dolan is regional director for Middle East & Africa. Both will be located in Brussels. Stan G. Tebbe is regional director for Asia Pacific, and Singapore is his base" (ExxonMobil).
ExxonMobil Chemical's organization is a combination of three components. "The Company and its affiliates will operate as a...