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Discrete Manufacturing (ERP)
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The simplified definition of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is a set of applications that automate finance and human resources departments and help manufacturers handle jobs such as or...
 

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Supply Chain Shorts for the Week of June 17, 2013
Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) brings you a roundup of recent news and happenings from around the supply chain realm. This is not your mother's supply

william snyder  Journal of Commerce ’s William Cassidy, on twitter as  @wbcassidy_joc ):  Top 5 e-commerce concerns of carriers and third-party logistics providers (3PLPs): 5) Exposure to liability—especially during home deliveries. 4) Inconsistency. Each order can be unique, and uniquely challenging. 3) Security at the delivery site. 2) How to make money-handling e-commerce shipments. 1) How to handle single-shipment deliveries. Composite Apps We caught up very recently with a longtime friend, Norm Katz, now

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Discrete Enterprise Resource Planning (Discrete ERP) RFI / RFP Template

Financials, Human Resources, Manufacturing Management, Inventory Management, Purchasing Management, Quality Management, Sales Management, Product Technology Get this template

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To Tax and Tax Not


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Manugistics Takes Another Hit on Earnings as CFO Resigns


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Increasing the Value of Your Enterprise Through Improved Supply Chain Decisions


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Manugistics: An Old Dog Learns New Tricks


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