This paper demonstrates, how cross-functional business processes may be aligned with product specification systems in an intra-organizational environment by integrating planning systems and expert systems, thereby providing an end-to-end integrated and an automated solution to the “build-to-order” challenge. An outcome of this capability is that the potential market for customized products will expand, resulting in a reduction in administrative and manufacturing costs. This potential for cost reduction, simultaneous with market expansion, is a source of competitive advantage; hence manufacturers have incentives to adopt these end-to-end solutions.
|Title of host publication||The 6th International Conference on Engineering Design and Automation.|
|Publication status||Published - 2002|
|Event||6th International Conference on Engineering Design and Automation - Hawaii, United States|
Duration: 4 Aug 2002 → 7 Aug 2002
Conference number: 6
|Conference||6th International Conference on Engineering Design and Automation|
|Period||04/08/2002 → 07/08/2002|