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Mill Industries: A Generic ERP Challenge
Mills are factories where value is added to raw material by processing it into a form suitable either for further manufacturing, or for immediate end-use

all users allocated a unique id  schedules, and lead times, all while taking the attributes into consideration. For shipping and receiving, the distribution solutions should allow users to define carriers, shipment methods, freight rates, and customer routings. Often these solutions have to also easily interface with common third party shipping and manifest software (such as Kewill 's Clippership ). Radio frequency (RF) or barcode functionality should provide the following transactions to help ease data collection: inventory move within

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Help Desk for the Health Care Industry

Help Desk is an application for assisting and managing calls for support from computer users. It also includes computer and software inventory tracking along with technical support knowledge bases.  

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