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Case Study: Düker GmbH & Co. KGaA
German iron foundry Düker GmbH & Co. KGaA has a broad product range. Focused on casting and surface refinement, the company manufactures products for a variety

iron casting  & Co. KGaA German iron foundry Düker GmbH & Co. KGaA has a broad product range. Focused on casting and surface refinement, the company manufactures products for a variety of industries. This would be challenging for any business software system. But Düker has had great success with the same enterprise resource planning (ERP) system since 1997. Find out how the company has kept its software current without losing control over its activities.

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iron casting  iron is produced. This iron is sent to steel-melting plants, where after further refining, liquid steel is produced. This liquid steel is either sent to a continuous casting plant, or it is poured into molds and cools to make steel ingots. If sent to a continuous casting plant, the liquid steel is poured into the top of a mold whose bottom end is open and water-cooled. During passage through the mold, the liquid steel solidifies and takes the shape of the bottom end of the mold, generally forming a slab Read More

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