People often ask us "what's the difference between process and discrete ERP?" We model both systems in such a way that they share many common components, nevertheless process manufacturing industries have unique requirements that differ from discrete manufacturing industries. Here's a rough overview of the difference.
A quick definition from APICS (The Association for Operations Management
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system. On the other hand if your company assembles products from many component parts, you'll require discrete manufacturing functionality. In his article, Process Manufacturing Software: a Primer , Joe Strub explains the difference with examples. Once you make a can of soda, you cannot return it back to its basic components such as carbonated water, citric acid, potassium benzoate, aspartame, and other ingredients. You cannot put the juice back into the orange. A car or computer, on the other hand,