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Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
Systems that integrate (or attempt
to integrate) all data and processes of an organization into a unified
system. A typical ERP system will use multiple components of computer
software and hardware to achieve the integration. A key ingredient
of most ERP systems is a unified database to store data
for the various system modules.
MRP vs. ERP — Manufacturing management systems have evolved in
stages over the past 30 years from a simple means of calculating
materials requirements to the automation of an entire enterprise.
Around 1980, over-frequent changes in sales forecasts, entailing
continual readjustments in production, as well as the unsuitability
of parameters fixed by the system, led MRP (Material Requirement
Planning) to evolve into a new concept: Manufacturing Resource
Planning (or MRP2) and finally the generic concept Enterprise Resource
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or improving your ERP system.