Scenario: Rollins Manufacturing
Please read this scenario prior to answering the question
Rollins Manufacturing is a major supplier in the automotive industry, headquartered in
Cleveland, Ohio with manufacturing plants in Chicago, Sao Paulo, Stuttgart, Yokohama, and
Seoul. Each of these plants has been operating its own Manufacturing Requirements Planning
(MRPII) system, production scheduling, and custom developed applications that drive the
automated production equipment at each plant.
Rollins is implementing lean manufacturing principles to minimize waste and improve the
efficiency of all of its production operations. During a recent exercise held for internal quality
improvement, it was determined that a significant reduction in process waste could be achieved
by replacing the current MRPII and scheduling systems with a common Enterprise Resource
Planning (ERP) system located in the Cleveland data center. This central system would provide
support to each of the plants replacing the functionality in the existing systems. It would also
eliminate the need for full data centers at each of the plant facilities. A reduced number of IT
staff could support the remaining applications. In some cases, a third-party contractor could
provide those staff.
The Rollins Enterprise Architecture department has been operating for several years and has
mature, well-developed architecture governance and development processes that are strongly
based on TOGAF 9.At a recent meeting, the Architecture Review Board approved a Request for
Architecture Work from the Chief Engineer of Global Manufacturing Operations who is the
project sponsor. The request covered the initial architectural investigations and the development
of a comprehensive architecture to plan the transformation.
The Common ERP Deployment architecture project team has now been formed, and the project
team has been asked to develop an Architecture Vision that wil achieve the desired outcomes
and benefits. Some of the plant managers have expressed concern about the security and
reliability of driving their MRPII and production scheduling from a central system located in
Cleveland. The Chief Engineer wants to know how these concerns can be addressed.
Refer to the Rollins Manufacturing Scenario:
You are serving as the Lead Enterprise Architect for the Common ERP Deployment architecture
One of the earliest initiatives in the Enterprise Architecture program at Rollins was the definition
of a set of IT principles and architecture principles that are well aligned with the overall
enterprise principles. These now need to be updated to address the concerns raised.
You have been asked to select a set of principles most appropriate for guiding the team to
define a robust solution.
[Note: You should assume that Rollins has adopted the example set of principles that are listed
and defined in TOGAF 9, Section 23.6.]
Based on TOGAF 9, which of the following is the best answer?
A. Common-use Applications, Data is Shared, Data is Accessible, Data is Secure,
Interoperability, Control Technical Diversity.
B. Business Continuity, Service-orientation, Data is Accessible, Data is Secure, Responsive
C. Maximize Benefit to the Enterprise, Business Continuity, Common-use Applications, Data is
Shared, Data is Accessible, Data is Secure.
D. Information Management is Everybody's Business, IT Responsibility, Data Trustee,
Technology Independence, Responsive Change Management.