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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plants in California and Montana, and is in the process of integrating operations in Europe and Asia. New Wave's business model especially called for advanced functionality in forecasting and inventory management, since the company operates both manufacturing and after sales or service businesses. Part numbers and requirements overlap, but usage rates are independent. Thus, Relevant's materials resource planning (MRP) module works within the framework of project control to provide New Wave with a tool