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Getting It Right: ERP Solutions for Mixed-mode Manufacturers
Falling somewhere between discrete and process manufacturing, mixed-mode manufacturers haven’t always been well served by traditional discrete or process

request for proposal solutions providers  to them in a request for proposal (RFP), these vendors must consider the industry sector the mixed-mode manufacturer's operations serve, the manufacturing processes, government regulations, and the quality standards of the particular industry. Key Differences between Discrete and Process Manufacturing Discrete manufacturing uses bills of materials (BOMs); process manufacturing uses formulations, also known as recipes. A discrete manufacturer assembles products along a production sequence routing, whereas

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Customer Care and Billing (CC&B)

Customer care and billing (CC&B) solutions typically support providers of utilities, telephony, cable, or other services providing companies. CC&B software includes functionality for mediation, provisioning, rating, reporting, financial systems, and billing for voice, data, content, and utility services. 

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request for proposal solutions providers  approaching vendors for a request for proposal (RFP). This can save time, money, and staffing resources during the selection process. According to TEC, ERP solutions often fail because customers lack a solid understanding of their own requirements. TEC believes this is largely a failure in the request for information (RFI) process, by which customers evaluate their short listed vendors. TEC also says that the sophisticated tools it has developed for evaluating and selecting the right solution providers, Read More

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request for proposal solutions providers  vendors and their completed request for information (RFI)—containing thousands of functional and technical criteria about different options—your knowledge of the cloud solution under consideration should have evolved from shaky to comfortable. However, if you are still struggling with the idea of building your RFI, Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) has developed RFI templates for various solution types. In these templates, each criterion has been worded to allow software vendors to identify their Read More

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request for proposal solutions providers  traditionally been the sell-side Request for Quote (RFQ) management, which usually revolves around a few key expert individuals that have direct knowledge of the product or who can manually pull together the diverse information sources into a unified document, as contract proposals include quotations, pricing, detailed product information, data sheets, and CAD drawings. On the other hand, in almost all industrial manufacturing segments, the pressure to reduce lead times has become a constant and Read More

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