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J.D. Edwards Finds Its Inner-Self Within Its 5th Incarnation
By espousing its namesake 5th generation of products that preserves flexibility and provides much more of its own ‘must have’ collaborative applications (i.e

its  D. Edwards Finds Its Inner-Self Within Its 5th Incarnation Event Summary The following recent announcements by, J.D. Edwards & Company (NASDAQ: JDEC), a leading provider of collaborative enterprise software and accompanying consulting, education and support services to mid-sized and larger enterprises, should indicate that a reborn company with a new air of confidence has for some time been putting its house in order, expanding its offerings, conveying a more attuned message, executing a more aggressive

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Warehouse Management Systems (WMS)

A warehouse management system (WMS) should provide database and user-level tools in order for a company to optimize its storage facilities while at the same time providing user level task direction and activity support. The WMS should enable warehouse operators to optimize pick, put-away, and replenishment functions by employing powerful system logic to select the best locations and sequences. 

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