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INFIMACS Becoming Ever More RELEVANT For Project-Based Industries. Part 2: Market Impact and User Recommendations
The current market trend industry-wide is towards vendors that can provide comprehensive solutions for medium-sized companies. Relevant seems to have a fair

navision user manual  Becoming Ever More RELEVANT For Project-Based Industries. Part 2: Market Impact and User Recommendations INFIMACS INFIMACS Becoming Ever More RELEVANT For Project-Based Industries Part 2: Market Impact and User Recommendations P.J. Jakovljevic - November 1, 2001 Event Summary  On September 26, as a result of partnering with its build-to-order, discrete manufacturing and maintenance organization customers, Relevant Business Systems , (www.relevant.com) a privately held ERP vendor for small to

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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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