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Integration of MES with Planning and Scheduling Solutions
To respond to an ever-changing environment, steel manufacturers are making investments to improve their systems. But over time, these modification dollars can

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Discrete Manufacturing (ERP)

The simplified definition of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is a set of applications that automate finance and human resources departments and help manufacturers handle jobs such as order processing and production scheduling. ERP began as a term used to describe a sophisticated and integrated software system used for manufacturing. In its simplest sense, ERP systems create interactive environments designed to help companies manage and analyze the business processes associated with manufacturing goods, such as inventory control, order taking, accounting, and much more. Although this basic definition still holds true for ERP systems, today its definition is expanding. Today’s leading ERP systems group all traditional company management functions (finance, sales, manufacturing, and human resources). Many systems include, with varying degrees of acceptance and skill, solutions that were formerly considered peripheral such as product data management (PDM), warehouse management, manufacturing execution system (MES), and reporting. During the last few years the functional perimeter of ERP systems began an expansion into its adjacent markets, such as supply chain management (SCM), customer relationship management (CRM), business intelligence/data warehousing, and e-business, the focus of this knowledge base is mainly on the traditional ERP realms of finance, materials planning, and human resources. The foundation of any ERP implementation must be a proper exercise of aligning customers'' IT technology with their business strategies, and subsequent software selection. 

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Demand Solutions


Designed for small and midsized enterprises, as well as major divisions of Fortune 500 companies, the Demand Solutions software suite offers a range of supply and demand planning functionality, including: demand planning and forecasting inventory planning and replenishment sales force collaboration sales and operations planning (S&OP) point-of-sale (POS) management advanced planning and scheduling (APS) The software has been installed in more than 2,000 locations in over 70 countries, in many types of manufacturing and distribution companies. The Demand Solutions software suite is designed to help customers make decisions based on supply and demand, and can often be implemented within 90 days.  

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The textile industry is famous for its very different characteristics when compared to industries in either process or discrete manufacturing. Developing production planning and scheduling software for any textile mill is a real challenge even for seasoned industry experts. This article focuses on some of the unique challenges posed to master requirement planning and master production scheduling (MRP / MPS) software vendors by the textile industry.

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Encompass Solutions


Founded in 2001, Encompass Solutions, Inc. is a professional services organization that includes deeply experienced, senior consultants who provide expertise in ERP and related business application systems. Our expertise extends from project planning and management through the entire implementation, with a special focus on process improvement. Encompass is the manufacturing industry’s high-value alternative to in-house resources for ERP software implementations, project management, business development, software selection and process improvement.

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Blue Dot Solutions


Blue Dot is a global enterprise mobile software, products and services company that delivers Mobile Field Service solutions to a range of Field, Fleet, Facility and Factory-based organizations within asset-intensive industries.

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Introducing Packaged Solutions: Why Enterprise Software Customers Should Understand and Consider Packaged Solutions


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BT Business Solutions


BT Business Solutions manages large-scale projects, providing the design, architecture, development, integration, and operational support of complex technology solutions to serve its clients' business-critical needs. Headquartered in Saudi Arabia, BT Business Solutions helps large enterprises in various industries—construction, manufacturing, distribution, retail, education, healthcare, hospitality, and services—increase efficiency, improve performance, and build competitive advantage.

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Calibra Solutions


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