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The Exacting Needs of Metal Service Centers
General enterprise resource planning (ERP) providers that are viable companies with a solid product, typically do not meet the dimensional inventory, chemical

service center metals  used by a metal service center must be able to follow this logic. It must be flexible and accommodate how a user assigns numbers to items, such as a mild steel grade, a mild steel grade standard size sheet, or a mild steel grade standard size sheet that is an inch thick. Furthermore, end item variants must be handled under the same item number, but with a multiplicity of variations listed as attributes. Customarily, a generic ERP system cannot make such accommodations. It requires each order (or even

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