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A Help or Hindrance: Is Your ERP System Built for Your Industry? Part 2

Dec 17, 2013 2:00:58 PM

Part Two: Manufacturing Processes & Production Requirements

Batch processing is one of the simplest manufacturing processes. In some cases, companies using discrete ERP applications to run their businesses are forced to use work-arounds to solve process issues. In batch processing, the company can use either a bill of materials or a formula. However, discrete BOM-based applications have limitations, including units of measure (UOM), material/routing relationships, variable consumption, percentage-based formulations, step consumption, variable output and unplanned co- and by-products.

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​A Help or Hindrance: Is Your ERP System Built for Your Industry? Part 1

Dec 17, 2013 2:00:55 PM

Part One: Types of Manufacturers

“ERP for Manufacturing” is a broad term. Each industry has very different requirements, and process manufacturers in particular are quite diverse when it comes to actual operational processes. When evaluating enterprise resource planning (ERP) applications, most of the differentiation occurs in the manufacturing process, and not all ERP systems handle all industry requirements. In fact, very few do.

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Manufacturers Need Industry-specific Solutions to Grow

Mar 18, 2013 3:00:08 PM

Manufacturers, by the pure nature of what they do, require very specific software applications to run their businesses. When you drop to an industry level, the special requirements lists for both get even longer.

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