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The Basics of Quote-to-order Systems
Global competition means more choice for consumers and increasing customer demands. Manufacturers and distributors must develop a better understanding of what

tickets for the producers  books, airline or concert tickets, compact discs (CDs), stocks, and toys. Most vendors publish information on a web site, making their products available on a 24-hour basis to their prospective customers and indirect channels. This information is typically static (showing little change) with periodic updates, and may consist of marketing information, technical product information, and perhaps secured pricing information. This first generation (beginning) of the Web approach is also primarily one-way

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