As with any manufacturing operation, process manufacturing has special system requirements such as formulas, unit of measure conversions, and packaging recipes. However, within the realm of process manufacturing, specific industries have needs that are more critical than others. This article explores these critical needs for the food and beverage, chemical, and a hybrid industry -- textiles, so that you can focus on these requirements when evaluating enterprise-wide software.
have a series of requirements that must be addressed. In place of a traditional bill of materials, they require a model that accounts for multiple outputs, often called by-products, co-products, and waste. With this model, companies require scheduling which reflects the logic of the plant. Are they scheduling a quantity of end item, end items, units of inputs or hours of processing time? All are common. If planning is to be used, will the planning system deal with independent demand for multiple items or