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A New Approach to Plant-Centric ERP

Published: 14 January 2010

ID: G00180024

Analyst(s): Nigel Montgomery , AMR Research Staff , Roddy Martin , Simon Jacobson

Summary

Today's multi-tier supply networks need real-time information to profitably capitalize on market opportunities and mitigate risk. This means shifting the definition of agility from flexibility in a centrally engineered architecture to a configurable, model-based deployment of distributed business processes for sites that are consistent with a core enterprise model. At the plant level, incumbent ERP and MRP II systems are challenged to live up to these new expectations. Microsoft Business Solutions seeks to challenge the paradigm.

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