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Who Needs Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) Anyway?
What is EAM?As the acronym implies, EAM is used to manage assets in a company, which can be a module in an enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution or a

heavy metal archives  using vehicle fleets or heavy machinery will find it very useful. Who Offers EAM? There are business software vendors who specialize in EAM ( Champs, Corrigo, etc.) but also ERP vendors that offer EAM functionality ( Pronto , Lawson , Oracle , SAP , etc). You can find both categories in our Vendor Showcase and even compare them in our EAM Evaluation Center . Other vendors call EAM asset lifecycle management (ALM), and the difference between EAM and ALM is not very clear. To make the asset management

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ERP for Mill-based and Material Converting Environments

The ERP for Mill-based and Material Converting Environments knowledge base focuses on a range of industrial activities that add value to raw materials by processing them into a form suitable for further manufacturing or for immediate end-use. These activities include traditional mills that turn grain into flour or extract sucrose from sugar cane; the spinning and weaving mills of the textiles and carpets sectors; the rolling plants of steel, aluminum, and other metals semi-fabricators; to the continuous outputs of paper and board mills. 

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Expanded Metal Selects Epicor ERP


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Plex Systems at a Crossroads: Part 1


Plex Manufacturing Cloud is an integrated manufacturing software solution for managing the manufacturing process (including specific lean manufacturing needs), with functionality for: engineering and design; financing and accounting; electronic data interchange (EDI) and orders; materials and inventory purchasing; receiving and tracking; shop floor production and control; process

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Hi from Kurt: TEC's New PLM Analyst


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