Product Configurator represent one of the most successful applications of artificial intelligence principles. The use of Product Configurator has resulted in many positive effects such as reduced lead times, fewer errors, shorter learning periods for new employees, etc. in engineering-oriented companies.
Product Configurator enhances communication, increases control over production, reduces chances of human error, and helps identify product modularity even for manufacturing with high design complexity. Most importantly, it addresses the highly effective strategy of quick response manufacturing i.e., shortening the order to ship time from days and weeks to hours.
Product Configurator is designed to accommodate the needs of assemble‐to‐order, make‐to‐order, repetitive and even some engineer‐to‐order manufacturers.
Overall features and capabilities include:
o Product Model
o Product Assembly
o Configuration parameters & Options of parameter
o Parameter dependency
o Rate & Discount policy definition