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The Steel Manufacturing Industry: What Use Is an ERP System, Anyway?
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line diagram of steel plant  make sure each production line is optimized according to the order sequencing. It’s crucial to convert the planned order from the SCM application right before the production starts, as that will feed into the ERP system, which will transfer all the requirements to the MES layer. The MES layer will define what quantities of orders will be converted into pieces of slabs, coils, etc. The steel manufacturing framework described above helps organizations identify gaps among their different departments.

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ERP for Municipalities

In this model, we assume the municipality controls water, sewers and roads. We assume also that it collects municipal or county taxes and manages many of its own assets such as vehicles and water treatment plant. ERP software for Municipalities nearly always includes Finance, Customer Care and Billing For a complete municipal ERP suite, the following modules are usually included: - Human Resources - Maintenance Management - Asset Management - Project Management ( including Grant Management) - Quality Management - Analytics - Product Technology Of the above, Project and Quality Management modules may not be required for smaller Municipalities.    

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