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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail
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TEC Lean and Green Manufacturing Buyer’s Guide
While the need for sustainable development is affecting how organizations do business, the idea of environmental and corporate responsibility as value drivers

bi brand for metal manufacturing  he's promised to invest billions towards these initiatives over the next 8 years. With today's customers and investors demanding that more companies do the right thing, some organizations are seeking out initiatives that can best suit their needs with minimal disruption to their operations. Standards such as ISO 14000, when used in conjunction with properly aligned goals and management commitment, can help organizations improve their corporate performance. The bottom line on regulatory compliance? Be

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

We’ve opened the hood on every major category of enterprise software. Learn about thousands of features and functions, and how enterprise software really works.

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ERP for Mill-based and Material Converting Environments

The ERP for Mill-based and Material Converting Environments knowledge base focuses on a range of industrial activities that add value to raw materials by processing them into a form suitable for further manufacturing or for immediate end-use. These activities include traditional mills that turn grain into flour or extract sucrose from sugar cane; the spinning and weaving mills of the textiles and carpets sectors; the rolling plants of steel, aluminum, and other metals semi-fabricators; to the continuous outputs of paper and board mills. 

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Aptean—Ready To Leap Forward


What has Aptean been up to in the 2 years since its creation (from the merger of CDC Software and Consona)? The vendor has been making 'software that works,' as TEC's Aleksey Osinstev found out at the recent Aptean Edge user conference. Read Aleksey's take on what this means for customers and on the vendor's new branding and path to future transformation.

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Managing Lean Manufacturing Using Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009


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