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Process Manufacturing Software: A Primer
This article defines process manufacturing; discusses its formulation, packaging, and pricing issues; talks about interfaces; and provides cautions and caveats.

general scm for metal manufacturing  systems such as the general ledger, accounts payable, and accounts receivables do play an important role in process manufacturing software. They just do not play a decisive role. Back-office systems don't make history; they record history. Particular emphasis should be paid to the systems that will either generate revenue or reduce costs. Back-office systems should be used in tiebreaker situations where two ERP packages appear to be equal in the areas of production, inventory control, customer service,

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ERP for Mill-based and Material Converting Environments

The ERP for Mill-based and Material Converting Environments knowledge base focuses on a range of industrial activities that add value to raw materials by processing them into a form suitable for further manufacturing or for immediate end-use. These activities include traditional mills that turn grain into flour or extract sucrose from sugar cane; the spinning and weaving mills of the textiles and carpets sectors; the rolling plants of steel, aluminum, and other metals semi-fabricators; to the continuous outputs of paper and board mills. 

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