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ERP for Distribution Industries

Enterprise resource planning (ERP)—distribution software is designed for companies in the distribution and logistics industries. Traditional distribution businesses focus on moving goods through a supply chain, and the distribution software market has developed products to meet these needs. The software solutions developed for ERP for distribution includes functionality for supply chain management (SCM), distribution process management (DPM), and retail and commerce.  

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Manual versus Information Technology Enabled Lean Manufacturing


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Lean and World Class Manufacturing and the Information Technology Dilemma-The Loss of Corporate Consciousness


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information on lean manufacturing products  little or no real-time information about production events available on the shop floor. And users cannot easily access up-to-date reports and perform the rapid analyses needed to evaluate and improve performance. It’s an environment where plant managers and production personnel are overloaded with data – but without ready access to essential information about orders, labor, machines, material, and capacity. Pulling information together from disparate systems is slow and difficult, and decision makers Read More

Lean Manufacturing: Reaping the Rewards of Lean through Response Management


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Enabling Lean Transformation


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Plex Manufacturing Cloud


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