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Enterprise Applications--The Genesis and Future, Revisited Part One: 1960s--Pre-Computer Era
Knowing the history and evolution of enterprise applications is essential to understanding their current use and future developments. Each step in the evolution

mrp dfd  The real significance of MRP was that, for the first time, the planner was able to answer the questions what? , when? and how much? . In other words, rather than being reactive and waiting until the shortage occurred, the planner could be proactive and time phase orders, including releasing orders with multiple deliveries. Indeed, the enterprise systems currently in use by most large corporations worldwide are an evolution of the MRP systems, one of the first being devised by IBM and the US tractor

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