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  1980 – Database program by John Bell    
     
  1980 – Manufacturing Resource Planning (MRP II) developed as an extension of MRP and soon leading to ERP    
       
  1980-2002 – Development of supply chain concept from logitics applications such as warehousing, transportation and distribution    
       
  1981 – MS-DOS by Microsoft  
       
  1981 – IBM PC  
       
  1983 – Apple IIe introduced    
       
  1984 – cellular phone by Motorola    
       
  1984 – Laser jet desktop printer by HP    
       
  1984 – The Goal by Eliyahu Goldratt is published - a key book in manufacturing control  
       
  1985 – 14 points by W. Edwards Deming    
       
  1985 – Microsoft's Windows  
       
  1989 – CIM systems installed    
       
     
     

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