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Can We Intelligently Use Part Numbers to Configure and Order the Right Products?
In the industrial automation industry, an overlooked, fatal flaw of sales configurator solutions is their inability to simultaneously configure part numbers and

intelligent part numbers  That feature is called intelligent part numbers capability, and is also known as meaningful part numbers or significant part numbers . This capability has become the norm in the industrial automation sector amid companies like Rockwell Automation , Eaton , ABB , Siemens , General Electric (GE), Schneider Electric, and so on. Such manufacturing and supplying companies generate several billion dollars in revenue by selling thousands of product lines (each with hundreds of thousands of possible product

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