TMS = ERP for People!

Everyone remembers the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system wave of the 80's...right? ERP's developed out of Material Requirements Planning (MRP) systems, primarily driven by manufacturing industries, and the logistics profession (APICS.) ERP's were all about getting the right things, to the right place, in the right quantity, at the right time.

With Talent Management systems, the objective is the same, but the "things" are now people, instead of materials or machines. How do I get the right people in the right positions? How do I increase the throughput of each "process" by minimizing waste (training) and increasing effeciency (competency management.)