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Quote-to-Order (Q2O) Systems
Quote-to-order (Q2O) solutions (sometimes known as configure, price, and quote or CPQ) enable manufacturers to mobilize their mass customization initiatives. These systems can reduce time-consuming...
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Optimizing the Lead-to-order Process
A superior lead-to-order (LTO) process is essential in today@s environment of mass customization. Companies striving to build and maintain market share require

build to order bom  know if we can build the requested configuration ... I can''t trust these outdated product catalogs ... Our spreadsheets don''t match ... You''re joking, they want it when? These types of complaints are symptomatic of an ineffective and inefficient sales process that results in lost revenue and excessive costs. Meanwhile, the competitive environment is rapidly changing. In some industries, mass production of identical products is no longer acceptable. Customers are demanding: I want it my way and I want Read More
The Basics of Quote-to-order Systems
Global competition means more choice for consumers and increasing customer demands. Manufacturers and distributors must develop a better understanding of what

build to order bom  eliminate non-value added activities; build products on demand to customer requirements; and integrate the front-office or upstream supply chain and back-office or downstream supply chain activities for more rapid order fulfillment. Mass Customization and the Internet—a Match Made in Cyber Heaven? The Internet and e-commerce (electronic selling over the Internet) have provided businesses with a virtually unlimited number of opportunities to expand sales and to increase profits. Mass customization has Read More
ETO Manufacturers Issue a Challenge to ERP Vendors
Perhaps you may have not heard the term engineer-to-order (ETO) before, but perhaps your business is one of thousands that designs and builds custom equipment

build to order bom  thousands that designs and builds custom equipment that is very precise, adheres to very specific tolerances, is highly technical, and produces low volume and, generally speaking, expensive products. Some examples of such products include ships, aircraft, production machinery, etc. The typical ETO organization reflects a unique style of manufacturing—they design products to customer specifications, using a unique set of item numbers, bill of materials (BOM), and routings. Business is usually awarded to Read More
Tying the Shop Floor to the ERP System
Enterprise resource planning (ERP) on the shop floor is critical. High-performing manufacturers have found that full integration of real-time operational data

build to order bom  had enough parts to build a set-up. Every time we did a set-up, we followed different steps and processes. Each worker had his own method. This resulted in lost time, inconsistent product quality, scrap, expedited shipments, and more issues. We knew we had to fix our system. A diligent search for an ERP provider that could meet its stringent requirements brought Ralco to Plex Systems, provider of Plex Online. Ralco started its implementation with the Plex Online Purchasing function, one of 350 functions Read More
Provia Proves Its Way To Success Part Two: Market Impact
From the moment an order is created, Provia Software’s ViaWare and ViaView suites aim at helping managers track orders in real time and make orders visible

build to order bom  immediately. If one can build the sub-components to the most generic level and harness a WMS that can take an order and explode it into a bill of material (BOM), with the components being the generic SKUs (stock-keeping units), pick the components of the exploded BOM, deliver it to a kitting station, and then have it assembled for final distribution, this would be a very effective method of mass customization and inventory reduction for the manufacturer. Consequently, the need for these light Read More
GE Comes to Lunch. Want to Guess Who the Appetizer Will Be?
General Electric announced the effective slicing of its General Electric Information Services company into two new business units to focus on E-commerce. The

build to order bom  Comes to Lunch. Want to Guess Who the Appetizer Will Be? Event Summary General Electric Information Services (GEIS, a division of General Electric (NYSE: GE),) will become a holding company managing two new business units. GE Systems Services takes over the current infrastructure operations, including data centers, networks, and help desks. The other new company, GE Global Exchange Services, has four divisions that will focus on Internet Data Exchange, Enterprise Application Integration (EAI), Read More
Epicor HCM Express Allows Companies to Go From Bare Bones to Full Functionality
Epicor HCM Express is an interesting option for small businesses that are taking their first steps toward adopting a human resources information system (HRIS

build to order bom  with the Microsoft report builder (on top of the standard reports that are included in the core HCM Express product). The ability to start with a core package of functionality and add new features over time is unusual in the HCM software market for small businesses. These types of organizations are usually forced either to buy a solution that has more than what they need (and as a result paying for more functionality than they actually use) or to improvise by using a mix of point solutions, spreadsheets, Read More
10 Ways to Use ERP to Lean the Manufacturing Supply Chain
A lean supply chain is more than just those activities relating directly to supply chain management (SCM). Lean supply chain improvements require a commitment

build to order bom  Ways to Use ERP to Lean the Manufacturing Supply Chain A lean supply chain is more than just those activities relating directly to supply chain management (SCM). Lean supply chain improvements require a commitment to finding the correct mix of efficiency and responsiveness. But the reward is great for manufacturers that do embark on the path to lean. Using the right enterprise resource planning (ERP) software can be your key to reaping the benefits of lean SCM. Learn how. Read More
The IT Tipping Point for Midsized Companies: Deciding When to Move to Tier-one ERP
Many successful midsized companies reach a point when transitioning to a tier-one enterprise application system is necessary. Transitioning to a new enterprise

build to order bom  IT Tipping Point for Midsized Companies: Deciding When to Move to Tier-one ERP Many successful midsized companies reach a point when transitioning to a tier-one enterprise application system is necessary. Transitioning to a new enterprise resource planning (ERP) system is a challenge—but it may not be as complex as you think. Learn common myths about tier-one ERP systems, as well as how ERP solutions can help you manage regulatory compliance and track performance with key performance indicators. Read More
How to Adapt to Changing Consumer Behaviors
Agile commerce means engaging with your customers in a consistent and relevant way, over whatever device or touch point your customer wants to engage with you

build to order bom  to Adapt to Changing Consumer Behaviors Agile commerce means engaging with your customers in a consistent and relevant way, over whatever device or touch point your customer wants to engage with you. This white paper explores what agile commerce is all about, the benefits of an agile commerce strategy, as well as the steps organizations should take to shape an agile commerce environment. Read More
From Lead to Money: A Step-by-Step Guide to More Deals in Record Time
Lead to money spans all aspects of the process from when leads are generated to when revenue is brought in. All companies have a lead to money process, but

build to order bom  Lead to Money: A Step-by-Step Guide to More Deals in Record Time Lead to money spans all aspects of the process from when leads are generated to when revenue is brought in. All companies have a lead to money process, but often haven’t invested the time and resources needed to streamline it. The main goal of this process is help sales close deals as effectively and quickly as possible. But there are five main processes taking place simultaneously, often disjointedly. This white paper covers each of Read More
How to Use Lotus Domino to Publish Policies and Procedures Online
Does your company have a simple way to publish and maintain internal documentation? If people are using workarounds instead of reading documents on the

build to order bom  to Use Lotus Domino to Publish Policies and Procedures Online Does your company have a simple way to publish and maintain internal documentation? If people are using workarounds instead of reading documents on the corporate intranet, it’s a warning sign that there’s no appropriate publishing system in place. But there are alternatives and practical tips that can help you choose a cost-effective solution, based on the familiar Lotus Domino platform. Read More
Autodesk and Jitterbit Partner to Increase Access to PLM Data
Autodesk continues its foray into the cloud product lifecycle management (PLM) game after its recent launch of Autodesk PLM 360 and acquisition of Inforbix. The

build to order bom  and Jitterbit Partner to Increase Access to PLM Data Autodesk continues its foray into the cloud product lifecycle management (PLM) game after its recent launch of Autodesk PLM 360 and acquisition of Inforbix. The focus of the Autodesk PLM 360 offering (bolstered by Jitterbit’s data integration) is to connect and orchestrate data transfers between systems. On the other hand, the focus of Inforbix is to index and mash up data across the systems for further discovery and analysis. In other words, Read More
How to Create Dashboards People Love to Use
Dashboards have become a standard business tool over the last decade. Dozens of dashboard-building solutions have sprung up to meet the demand. Yet in the

build to order bom  last decade. Dozens of dashboard-building solutions have sprung up to meet the demand. Yet in the flurry of technology and enthusiasm, little attention has been paid to how to design focused, thoughtful, and user-friendly dashboards. This guide will show you concepts and best practices for creating a high-impact dashboard that people love to use. Read More
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