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Weather the Recession with Project ERP
There’s a notable difference between management by project and project management. By using project-centric software, organizations can implement the former and

all items with specific lead time variance  is extremely resource-intensive, and all of those resources, from equipment time tracking at engine testing facilities to tooling, from engineering and design time to prototyping, etc. can be rolled up into a project that encompasses that product launch. That product launch project can later be rolled into another project that encompasses the life cycle of that new model. Many executives outside of ETO or MTO approach their business as static, as operating in much the same way from one day to the next,

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