Date Added: Apr 2010
Each day brings a new set of challenges for process manufacturers. While each manufacturer is faced with slightly different challenges, there is a common list among them. Some of the challenges need to be addressed with personalized company policies and well designed SOP's; other challenges can be addressed through implementation of an integrated ERP system. The six most common challenges addressed by an ERP system are described in this paper. An ERP system is developed with several different business applications; all are integrated within the system as a whole, but each functions to manage specific areas of the organization.