Successful demand-driven fulfillment manufacturing, include optimal channel and customer relationships, informed on-line buying and selling, order fulfillment, and integrated operational infrastructures. Manufacturers need to overcome challenges to demand-driven fulfillment by implementing a system that supports flexibility, openness, visibility, planning, e-commerce, collaboration, and integration where the ultimate objective is to minimize waste and optimize resources.
getting results with quote to order strategies
decisions are based on getting the correct data in real-time in the right format, and this can differ for every company. Furthermore, most companies tackle fulfillment at the functional level, in isolation of other interdependent departments. As a result, the improvements made in one area of the company fail to get noticed, since other areas don't leverage the performance gains. For example, the development of confi gurable products to speed production, improve pricing and reduce engineering delays is