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ERP for Mill-based and Material Converting Environments

The ERP for Mill-based and Material Converting Environments knowledge base focuses on a range of industrial activities that add value to raw materials by processing them into a form suitable for further manufacturing or for immediate end-use. These activities include traditional mills that turn grain into flour or extract sucrose from sugar cane; the spinning and weaving mills of the textiles and carpets sectors; the rolling plants of steel, aluminum, and other metals semi-fabricators; to the continuous outputs of paper and board mills. 

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Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) in a Nutshell


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erp material resource planning  sell what you’re producing. ERP systems have sales modules, but sometimes it is more efficient to sell your finished goods to a distributor. Because they only buy and sell, these companies do not need sophisticated material requirements planning (MRP) modules, but cannot work without warehouse management, supply chain management (SCM), or retail and commerce. You probably already guessed that we have a knowledge base for that, which is called ERP for Distribution . If you are neither producing nor Read More

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Giving a Business Process Management Edge to Enterprise Resource Planning


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