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Planning and Scheduling Language on XML Specification (PSLX): The PSLX specification is a set of XML message standards for information about planning and scheduling in manufacturing industries. Organization: PSLX Consortium. More information: PSLX page on the PSLX.org website.

papiNet: The papiNet standard is a set of XML message standards for the paper and forest industry. papiNet provides a common messaging interfaces so that companies will no longer need to negotiate and agree on data definitions and formats with each trading partner, a costly and arduous task. The papiNet standards are compatible with other important open standards like ebXML. Organization: IDEAlliance. More information: papiNet page on the papiNet.org website.

Production Planning and Scheduling (PPS): The specification of common object models and corresponding XML schemas for production planning and scheduling software, which can communicate with each other in order to establish collaborative planning and scheduling on intra and/or inter enterprises in manufacturing industries. Organization: OASIS. More information: PPS page on the OASIS website

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