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Supplier Parks - Back to the Future
As supply chains become increasingly integrated and synchronized, we are witnessing the evolution of the business/production models (in some industries) that

industrial plant maintenance magazine  Rouge complex, the largest industrial complex in the world during the 1920's and 30's, is often cited as the prototypical example of vertical integration. Iron ore came in one side and autos came out the other end. Contrast that with the development of virtually integrated supply chains during the 80's and 90's: thousands of suppliers dispersed across the globe, each with their own role in the production of a single product. But this is also changing. I had a back-to-the-future experience during a recen

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ERP for Municipalities

In this model, we assume the municipality controls water, sewers and roads. We assume also that it collects municipal or county taxes and manages many of its own assets such as vehicles and water treatment plant. ERP software for Municipalities nearly always includes Finance, Customer Care and Billing For a complete municipal ERP suite, the following modules are usually included: - Human Resources - Maintenance Management - Asset Management - Project Management ( including Grant Management) - Quality Management - Analytics - Product Technology Of the above, Project and Quality Management modules may not be required for smaller Municipalities.    

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