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The Essential Components of Quote-to-order Application Suites
Modern quote-to-order suites provide customers and suppliers access to design, planning, and material data. This enables users to proactively understand various

item attributes are configurable user defined  the newly configured end item (called the variant product), tests for any conflicts (based on a set of well-defined restrictions on how the component types can be combined), and generates the variant product with the appropriate BOM, routing, and pricing, based on preconceived rules and calculations. Any sound CRM strategy revolves around clear communication with the customer—knowing what the customer wants, when he or she wants it, and what price is acceptable to both parties. Configurators have long

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Warehouse Management Systems (WMS)

A warehouse management system (WMS) should provide database and user-level tools in order for a company to optimize its storage facilities while at the same time providing user level task direction and activity support. The WMS should enable warehouse operators to optimize pick, put-away, and replenishment functions by employing powerful system logic to select the best locations and sequences. 

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