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Process manufacturing enterprise resource planning (process manufacturing ERP) refers to the use of enterprise resource planning (ERP) in conjunction with process manufacturing to maximize the potency of manufacturing processes. Process manufacturing is a production strategy that adds value by separating, mixing, building and/or executing chemical reactions. This can be done either in batch or in continuous mode. When an output is generated using this process, it is impossible to distill the output back to the basic component form. A few examples of products based on process manufacturing are beverages, food, chemicals, paints, dietary supplements, pharmaceuticals, etc.
ERP for process-based manufacturing mainly operates on the basic concept of combining all the machines, tools and resources to maximize the efficiency of the manufacturing process. It saves valuable time and enhances production capacity with greater command over subcontracting, planning and inventory.