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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail
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Pull vs Push: a Discussion of Lean, JIT, Flow, and Traditional MRP Part Two: Challenges and User Recommendations
While lean/flow leverages practices to stay ahead of actual demand, traditional approaches better coordinate secondary, back-office systems like accounting and

history mrp  cycles, forecasts based on history only, often mean missing the true demand signals from customers or distribution channels. Any supply chain planning (SCP) endeavor starts with a demand forecast based on a consolidated view of sales and operations plans from across the organization, remote manufacturing sites, and distribution centers. These demand plans are common to all manufacturing environments alike, and are instrumental for annual planning of resources, to monitor demand mix variations, and even

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

We’ve opened the hood on every major category of enterprise software. Learn about thousands of features and functions, and how enterprise software really works.

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Electronic Medical Records (EMR) for the Health Care Industry

Electronic Medical Records (EMR) assists physicians and other clinicians document patient care for current visits and provides access to patient clinical history. Sometimes may be referred to as computerized patient records (CPR). 

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