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ERP Multisite Costing Challenge and Solution
Significant management issues posed by multisite manufacturing environments include optimizing resource use at each site and delivering the lowest possible cost

decision support solution articles  of making the wrong decision is even larger. Most manufacturing companies do not have the internal expertise or knowledge to dig under the mounds of vendor marketing literature and hype to truly understand the vendor's ofering. The demo process will provide some insight into the software's capabilities; however, as in Moeller's case, there may be costly nuances to the technology requirements to support the functionality that may not be evident. There may also be functionality missing that, unless

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