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Quote-to-order: The Major Players in the Manufacturing Arena
The latest generation of quote-to-order systems uses knowledge-based software to help reduce an organization’s dependence on its highly skilled experts. The

an example of business written quotation  and product knowledge in an enterprise knowledge base and expert system. The most advanced ETO companies leverage their intellectual capital to automate the Q2O processes of attracting customers, selling products and services, fulfilling orders, and servicing customers. Such systems have to be both internally and externally focused (to span the demand chain of any given company), and have to work with complex business rules related to processes, products, pricing, and services (there is virtually no

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an example of business written quotation  to be achieved with an improved LTO process, and also its relationship to Lean Manufacturing The Lead To Order Process: Introduction Most companies manufacturing complex products that are configured To- Order, have a LTO selling process in some form. Too often, however, it is ill defined, with disjointed steps, only semi automated, and with a nonintegrated flow of information. Stand-alone silos of information are commonly found. These conditions cause lengthened quoting and ordering lead times, Read More

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