1. The integration process synchronises stock codes between both Financial and Operations systems. The Accounts system holds a simple stock code and description, MX holds all the recipe details, routings, costings and prices.
In Manufacturing (like professional sports), its all about minimising mistakes. Mistakes cost you the game. So it is unforgivable for software to 'allow' duplicate entries, accidental keying mistakes and lack of critical visibility of data. Software should illuminate the problems and bottlenecks (Lean) and ring the alert bells, not hide the mess within obsure data.