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Discrete ERP 101
Puzzled by process? Dazed by discrete?First, let’s understand who should use a discrete ERP application.Discrete manufacturers assemble products from

discrete article  time . However, a discrete manufacturer who decides to select a process ERP solution to run the business is headed for a world of workaround pain. TEC analyst Alex Hankewicz, in his recent article on ERP solutions for “mixed-mode” manufacturers , summed up some of the differences nicely: “[In general,] discrete manufacturing uses bills of materials (BOMs); process manufacturing uses formulations, also known as recipes. A discrete manufacturer assembles products along a production sequence routing,

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Core PLM for Discrete Industries

The foundation of product lifecycle management (PLM) for the discrete manufacturing industries is product data management (PDM). It covers design and product-related aspects of PLM including management of material specifications, product structures, production processes, design tools, document management, and design collaboration. 

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