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Supply Chain Management (SCM)
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Supply chain management (SCM) solutions include applications for managing supplier, manufacturer, wholesaler, retailer, and customer business processes. Addressing demand management, warehouse mana...
 

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Product Life Cycle Management (PLM) in Process Part 1 Proven in Discrete, Ready to Blossom in Process
Process industry companies could benefit from many of the PLM concepts that have accrued to discrete industries. But PLM has had minimum penetration into the

in many  Requirements are Different As in many application areas, the requirements for process companies are different from those of discrete companies. Process companies lacking the option to buy standard PLM packages, have been forced to build their own solutions. These solutions have often been built by individual departments and don't address the process across departments or enterprises. Discrete PLM suppliers correctly provide a suite of products that support the needs of discrete companies, for example,

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Discrete Enterprise Resource Planning (Discrete ERP) RFI / RFP Template

Financials, Human Resources, Manufacturing Management, Inventory Management, Purchasing Management, Quality Management, Sales Management, Product Technology Get this template

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