Hiring the former APICS president to head its manufacturing industry efforts a year ago, the high profile acquisition of renowned manufacturing ERP provider J.D. Edwards this summer, and most recently, the acquisition of demand flow and lean manufacturing software solutions from JCIT, might indicate that PeopleSoft has finally gotten its manufacturing creed. Will these moves finally and lastingly establish it as a serious contender in the manufacturing enterprise resource planning (ERP) and supply chain management (SCM) space?
engineering change control, and estimating and quoting), materials management (i.e., MRP, lot and serial control, and inventory control), manufacturing (i.e., shop floor control, project control, and work order management), purchasing (i.e., purchasing and vendor request for quote [RFQ] management), costing (i.e., WBS), and finance (i.e., accounts receivable [AR], accounts payable [AP], and general ledger [GL]). Further, the also relatively new Aviation Value Pack suite includes modules addressing sales