Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
software manages projects, enabling companies to systemize operations in a broader scope, allowing usage in every department.
Still, it typically needs more functionality since ERP is a more generic solution.
When using ERP, there is probably a point where production needs it and an MES solution to arrange workflow at shop floor level.
ERP is usually designed to fit different industries and originates more from an accounting point of view than production. That makes the system more generic.
Other manufacturing software includes computer-aided design (CAD)
for generating part designs and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM)
software programs for machining parts, components, and products.
Also, nesting software analyses the parts to be machined and determines how to lay out these parts on a sheet, plate, or tube to use the material efficiently.
Usually, CAD systems are integrated with MRP or ERP to streamline workflow. Nesting solutions can vary depending on the machines used or production type but are also usually not inside MRP or ERP systems.