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The Tricky Enterprise Applications Needs of Plastics Producers
General enterprise resource planning (ERP) providers, even those which are viable companies with a solid product, typically do not meet the tricky requirements

china sourcing fair  more bullish figures in China and other emerging and blossoming markets), relatively few major enterprise applications vendors have chosen to target this industry with industry-specific systems, capabilities or modules. Specifically, rather than focusing on the special requirements of the industry, the vast majority of ERP or SCM vendors have chosen to develop software solutions that mostly address those needs that plastics manufacturers and distributors have in common with other discrete manufacturers

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Recruitment and Staffing

Recruitment and Staffing functionality allows the user to select and hire the right people with the right skill sets, as well as track the information regarding their recruitment for later analysis. It covers criteria such as Organization Structures and Modeling, Corporate Branding, Sourcing, Applicant Tracking, Assessment and Selection, Governance and Compliance, Vendor Management Systems (VMS) Portal, Recruitment Analytics and Reporting, and Product Technology. 

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