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Strategies for Profitable Growth: Aerospace and Defense Manufacturing
The aerospace and defense (A&D) manufacturing industry is always changing. That’s why A&D manufacturers are constantly seeking better ways to manage complexity,

develop product structure maps  is an attempt to develop new sources of revenue in a tight marketplace. WHAT ANALYSTS RECOMMEND To succeed in the aftermarket, A&D manufacturers need to extend design and production information for MRO purposes. This requires improved infor- mation flow from legacy applications as well as tighter integration across functional areas such as materials management, teardown and overhaul, work execution, and asset manage- ment. Administrative and reporting capabilities to support multinational operations and

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ERP for the Oil and Gas Industry (Upstream)

The model of ERP systems for the upstream oil and gas sector addresses the particularly specialized business model of this industry. It is common practice for companies, individuals, and government agencies to form partnerships to explore, develop, and share production of oil wells. More often than not, this is a short-term alliance rather than a long-term partnership, and business structuring must therefore be flexible at initial set-up and throughout the lifespan of the venture. This model of ERP systems includes criteria for financials, human resources, production data capture and reporting, maintenance management, and supply chain management (SCM) functionality. 

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