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.
runs. One would be for the production run to make the brite stock and a second, a packaging run to label and ship the product. Catch weight or random weight is a common, and non-negotiable requirement for some food categories, particularly with meats. While meat and poultry products may be advertised for $50 a box, tin, or drum, the invoiced price is based on the actual, not estimated or expected weight of the product. Accordingly, not only does the software have to track the total weight, including