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Demand-Driven Strategies for Complex Manufacturing
Many manufacturing companies have adopted or are considering the adoption of a demand-driven strategy. However, if you want to be demand-driven, you aren’t

communicating strategies and initiatives  order requests Translating and communicating needs between the customer and manufacturing Serving as the catalyst for an agile, adaptive supply chain network Reducing the sales order cycle Reducing the demand planning cycle Reducing supply chain costs Helping to develop a smooth and balanced plan resulting from knowledge gained about Capacity Capability Process Constraints on the process Being responsive and flexible to Constantly changing market conditions Unpredictable demands Changing priorities

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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 quoting and ordering processes, decrease unit costs, and lower sales costs. Q2O suites can further help enterprises increase sales effectiveness across all channels. These solutions help companies that sell complex products and services shift their focus to customer-facing sales and service issues. 

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