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Taking Stock of TAKE Supply Chain Solutions - Part 2
Part 1 of this blog series introduced TAKE Supply Chain, a supply chain management (SCM) division of TAKE Solutions, Ltd. The TAKE Solutions parent company is a

as required floor stock  lost, or mislabeled shipments as a result Missed delivery schedules due to late or incorrect shipments or long lead times Buyers unable to control supplier fulfillment activities The following electronically automated capabilities and practices that can come from deployments of multiple X.PC modules (as needed) come in handy with regard to addressing the aforementioned issues: E-invoices created by the supplier eliminate re-keying Item level tracking eliminates discrepancies Exception management and

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ERP for Municipalities

In this model, we assume the municipality controls water, sewers and roads. We assume also that it collects municipal or county taxes and manages many of its own assets such as vehicles and water treatment plant. ERP software for Municipalities nearly always includes Finance, Customer Care and Billing For a complete municipal ERP suite, the following modules are usually included: - Human Resources - Maintenance Management - Asset Management - Project Management ( including Grant Management) - Quality Management - Analytics - Product Technology Of the above, Project and Quality Management modules may not be required for smaller Municipalities.    

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