Most manufacturing, and the ERP systems that support it, are order-oriented. The primary tracking and data management focus is on individual work orders, customer orders or, in the case of flow manufacturing, line schedules. Multiple items and orders are connected only through bill-of-material relationships in planning and scheduling. Activities, schedules, and costs are not connected.
Forterro is a federation of ERP software and services companies serving small to midmarket companies around the globe.