Hiring the former APICS president to head its manufacturing industry efforts a year ago, the high profile acquisition of renowned manufacturing ERP provider J.D. Edwards this summer, and most recently, the acquisition of demand flow and lean manufacturing software solutions from JCIT, might indicate that PeopleSoft has finally gotten its manufacturing creed. Will these moves finally and lastingly establish it as a serious contender in the manufacturing enterprise resource planning (ERP) and supply chain management (SCM) space?
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, which selected Relevant's Illustrated Parts Breakdown ( IPB ) database system as the standard across all Lockheed facilities, including Ft. Worth, TX, Marietta, GA, and Palmdale, CA. As a matter of interest, Relevant's IPB module (to be explained in more detail later on) was originally developed based on requirements provided by Palmdale's Skunkworks facility, where Relevant software has been in use since 1992, and which is world-renowned for its rapid prototyping capabilities as demonstrated in such