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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail
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Manufacturing Software for an Integrated Steel Plant
Manufacturing processes for an integrated steel plant typically encompass three distinct types of manufacturing: flow manufacturing, process manufacturing, and

intermediate products  material and the many intermediate products along the way—is like a journey with many stops. Any manufacturing software that is useful to an integrated steel plant should be able to meet these fundamental requirements. This aspect of numerous stops along the journey as well as the journey itself can be captured and described only if the software vendor has detailed knowledge of the processes involved in an integrated steel plant. Stages of Production and Intermediate Products An integrated steel plant

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Product Development and Portfolio Management

The Product Development and Portfolio Management Knowledge Base covers the execution processes of new product development projects and programs, including phase-gate processes. It also addresses Product Portfolio Management (PPM), including the evaluation processes of new and existing products and product portfolios to provide the most valuable, balanced, and well aligned portfolio of products.  

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