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1. Identifying various software systems available to firms in these materials requirements planning (MRP), capacity requirement planning (CRP), enterprise resource planning (ERP), supply chain management, inventory control, shop floor control, and production planning scheduling needs and the pros and cons of each system.

2. How do you a write a "Software Recommendations Report" to the chief executive in which you recommend specific software systems for the firm? What would it look like withe the info obtained above? How would you justify the recommendation of comparable software systems?

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I am attaching a power point presentation that gives a very in depth discussion of the systems you mentioned in question #1.

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