The ERP Lab of the Systems Engineering & Engineering Management Dept of CUHK, established in 1998, supports research and teaching for enterprise management solutions, including logistics and supply chain management, e-commerce and operations planning.

It is necessary for companies to have dynamic strategies to meet the challenges of today’s fast-paced business world. The ability to respond nimbly to new customer needs and seize market opportunities as they arise is crucial. Modern logistics management requires seamless co-ordination of goods production, material distribution/transport and information flow. Enterprise planning systems which satisfy the full range of business requirements, including financial accounting and controlling, sales and distribution, materials management, production planning, and human resources management, have been demonstrated to be a powerful tool.

With worth more than 20 million HK$ generous support from local industry, the Enterprise Resources Planning Laboratory(ERP Lab) provides a state-of-art facilities for teaching and research, which include one IBM Server AS/400, one Digital Server 4100, and Enterprise Planning Systems.

Research in the ERP Lab addresses both basic and applied research issues, including supply chain management, enterprise resource planning and optimization, production logistics, manufacturing systems modelling, business process reengineering, and manufacturing information systems.

The state-of-the-art systems in the ERP Lab also provides the students with hands-on experience in “industrial-strength” projects.


Projects supported by the ERP Lab include:

  •   Advance planning system (APS)
  •   Supply chain synchronizer
  •   Competitive behaviour in e-commerce
  •   Co-ordinating quality control and replenishment in multi-stage supply networks
  •   Map-based vehicle routing/dispatch system
  •   Innovation and technology transfer


  •   Prof. CAI, Xiaoqiang
Department of Systems Engineering and Engineering Management, CUHK