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 best of breed versus integrated management


Best Practices in Extending ERP: A Buyer’s Guide to ERP versus Best-of-breed Decisions
The trade-off between best-of-breed functionality and ease of integration is no longer so simple. Enterprise resource planning (ERP) software continues to

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Warehouse Management Systems (WMS)

A warehouse management system (WMS) should provide database and user-level tools in order for a company to optimize its storage facilities while at the same time providing user level task direction and activity support. The WMS should enable warehouse operators to optimize pick, put-away, and replenishment functions by employing powerful system logic to select the best locations and sequences. 

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best of breed versus integrated management  Companies that create today's best of breed products and services are now introducing their wares more quickly into the marketplace. The use of web-based learning management systems allows your organization's training function to keep pace with the market. Web-based training can be used to provide the needed instruction without taking workers away from their daily responsibilities. (3) Managing Flat Organizations - Down and right sized organizations have now become the norm in today's business landscape. Read More

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