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ERP for Distribution Industries

Enterprise resource planning (ERP)—distribution software is designed for companies in the distribution and logistics industries. Traditional distribution businesses focus on moving goods through a supply chain, and the distribution software market has developed products to meet these needs. The software solutions developed for ERP for distribution includes functionality for supply chain management (SCM), distribution process management (DPM), and retail and commerce.  

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Case Study: A New Standard for Resource Planning in the Railway Business


Railion Nederland N.V. is an independent operating company of Railion Deutschland, the largest rail cargo transporting company in western Europe. The company transports almost 25 million tons, more than 70 percent of which is of an international nature. Railion needed a planning solution to overcome the drawbacks of its old system, which had been designed for passenger transport. Find out which system it chose, and why.

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Microsoft Keeps on Rounding up Its Business Solutions Part Two: Challenges and User Recommendations


While smaller businesses must be attuned to what their larger customers and trading partners require, and thus consider the Microsoft Business Network (MBN) as a relatively simple and inexpensive way to support those customers' demands, MBN is only a small part of the trading relationship equation.

scm resource planning society  of the respective niche SCM player and the desktop and office networking applications leader does not necessarily create a long term combined ERP/SCM leader. While MBS is a revered ERP competitor, it is still not the functionally strongest or broadest ERP provider, let alone the SCM one. Most other ERP vendors have long at least taken this kind of foray into the SCM arena, while many have gone quite farther down the track, often by providing native extended-ERP applications (see Mid-Market ERP Vendors Doi Read More

Enterprise Resource Planning Vendor Gains Connectivity through Acquisition of Plant Intelligence Provider


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scm resource planning society  and supply chain management (SCM) systems. This is because, while mainstream ERP vendors have invested in making their products more attractive to specific vertical markets, they cannot really afford to deliver specialized functionality unless there is a large market. This is Part Two of the two-part Has SAP Nailed Plant Level Leadership with Lighthammer? series. Part One detailed the acquisition event. What Does SAP Get? As with its earlier appetizing acquisitions, such as those of TopTier , TopManage , Read More

Microsoft Keeps on Rounding up Its Business Solutions Part One: Event Summary


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The Name and Ownership Change Roulette Wheel for Marcam Stops at SSA Global Part Two: Marketing By Invensys


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Demand-driven Planning in Manufacturing


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Enterprise Resource Planning Systems Audio Conference


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Global Planning Survey: Operations and Strategy-Who Wins?


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