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Process Manufacturing ERP in a Nutshell
A couple of weeks ago, we started a series of blog posts product lifecycle management (PLM) about how TEC defines different types of enterprise resource

ratings of plm for make to order manufacturing  quite similar to the ratings for each section, with the exception of Process Manufacturing (not very strong) and Quality Management (very strong). Lawson M3 for Process Manufacturing (Lawson Software) Lawson is either first or second for all modules. It closely competes with SAP for first place in Financials, HR and Sales Management, but the main competitors for sections specific to process manufacturing are Enterprise 21 (Inventory and Purchasing), and sometimes IFS. SAP ERP (SAP) SAP has the strongest

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Core PLM for Discrete Industries

The foundation of product lifecycle management (PLM) for the discrete manufacturing industries is product data management (PDM). It covers design and product-related aspects of PLM including management of material specifications, product structures, production processes, design tools, document management, and design collaboration. 

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