Global competition means more choice for consumers and increasing customer demands. Manufacturers and distributors must develop a better understanding of what customers want so that they can configure, produce, and deliver products and services faster and more cost-effectively.
bill of material bom
outline drawing (producing a bill of material [BOM], engineering information sheet, customer data, performance specifications, computer aided design [CAD] drawings, etc.), which is passed to the shop floor for the actual order completion and also back to the customer for necessary review and approval (which can involve many modifications). Owing to the above lengthy and cumbersome processes, increasingly, the most complex products, pricing, and financing typically result in the salesperson rather