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Maximizing Performance of the Entire Manufacturing Enterprise
Today’s manufacturing supply chain is challenged with increasing quality mandates, cost reductions, and delivery improvements. Technology plays a key role in a

the nature of manufacturing industry cost accounting  a fundamental change in the nature of these relationships?to relationships built on trust. That is the primary challenge. One way to start to build that trust is to start working on a more tactical challenge: ensuring that suppliers throughout the supply chain embrace lean manufacturing techniques and align on EDI communications following industry standard formats and protocols. This will facilitate driving continuous improvement in the manufacturing processes and allowing all parties to reduce inventory

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ERP for Manufacturing (SMB)

TEC's new ERP for Manufacturing (SMB) evaluation model targets the software requirements of small and medium enterprises. If your organization doesn't have many sites to operate, seeks a solid base of ERP functionality, but doesn't want every possible feature of the biggest systems on the market, this model is a good starting place for your research. It covers fully featured accounting solutions with necessary manufacturing, inventory, human resources, purchasing, quality, and sales management functionality. 

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