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All enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems are not created equal, it is axiomatic. Others may be application-specific, while others are industry-specific. Some may have highly specific characteristics, while others may be developed for general use across a wide range of sectors, from thermoform plastic pressing to athletic facility greens maintenance. Furthermore, ERP software has evolved beyond only being a tool for facilitating discrete manufacturing, and is also utilised to optimise process manufacturing and other hybrid systems that combine discrete and process manufacturing.


As a result, while attempting to evaluate which ERP system is most suited for the type of industrial organisation that requires it, concerns usually arise. A discrete-oriented ERP solution's functional capabilities are typically distinct from those of a generic or process-oriented ERP platform. Knowing the distinctions between the two can be the difference between a favourable return on the software system investment and substantial risk and high overhead costs as a result of it. Do you, for example, understand the Manufacturing ERP software package's specific data modelling qualities and how well they integrate with your requirements?


What technologies are required to make this possible?


Single-stage assembly, multi-stage assembly, and/or packaging operations are carried out by discrete firms. A multi-level BOM and a set of routing instructions for the operator(s) are typically used in an ERP solution that enables these activities. The more complicated the BOM, the more planning/scheduling attention is required. In a multi-stage assembly project, a work order must account for all task requirements and be defined, planned, and executed for each stage.


Discrete inventory management must also develop outputs and anticipate the transfer of shop floor output to inventory, especially if several stage assemblies are retrieved from inventory later for assembly into even bigger assemblies. The company and the nature of the product can use this cyclical assembly/inventory/assembly approach to go through as many phases as they want (or require). As a result, a significant amount of time and effort may be expended on BOM and routing management, as well as inventory management.


Process manufacturing, on the other hand, has distinct resource planning requirements. Typically, a Pharmaceuticals ERP system developed for discrete will not function correctly with process, whereas a system created for process can considerably simplify and improve each step of the process manufacturing operation. Process applications in sectors such as pharmaceuticals, for example, must follow recipes, blending, cooking, continuous flow, and/or other formulaic parameters that incorporate batch and batch response variables, in contrast to the material and machine engineering necessities of metal production. To this aim, a process-oriented ERP application that uses formula specification to manage the process and offer accountability for all finished outputs is frequently the best option.

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