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AUTOMATING ORDER ENGINEERING FOR COMPLEX PRODUCTS

Knowledge Bridge accelerates order engineering and processing. At the same time, it dramatically increases the reliability and quality of the information that’s sent to your production facilities. The result? Quickly satisfied customers.

TYPICAL ORDER ENGINEERING CYCLE AND QUESTIONS WITHOUT KNOWLEDGE BRIDGE AUTOMATION

Is the proposal usable for order engineering, or must everything be engineered from scratch?

Has all procurement been anticipated, or are there some unexpected purchase requirements that lower the margins?

Can we ship, deliver, and install the product as proposed?

How much time will it take to do the necessary engineering work?

Will scheduling get the materials to the factory on time?

Are there engineering backlogs that delay the output of critical fabrication and assembly information?

Are all customer changes documented, or are there missing critical details?

KNOWLEDGE BRIDGE ANSWERS THESE QUESTIONS – AS IT SPEEDS THE ORDER ENGINEERING PROCESS

CONTINUITY FROM QUOTE THROUGH ORDER TO INSTALLATION

With Knowledge Bridge, configuration is done correctly from the start

A Knowledge Bridge configuration is correct right from the beginning. Quotes are built from valid engineering. When the order is landed and it's time to get to work, there is a solid foundation of information ready to drive order engineering, purchasing, production planning, fabrication, and beyond.

 

With Knowledge Bridge, companies avoid expensive and time-consuming duplication of effort as well as automating and speeding their order engineering and processing.

 

Keep surprises out of the order process with kBridge.

INCREASED ORDER DEMANDS? INSTANTLY SCALE-UP TO MEET THEM

With kBridge, order processing is based on engineering knowledge, and not constrained by engineering resources

You don't have to worry about backlogs when order volume increases. Knowledge Bridge automates the order engineering process, and scales-up to meet additional demands.

Plus, cloud-based kBridge lets you scale your engineering to meet additional demands without adding a single resource.

REDUCE ORDER PROCESSING COST WHILE INCREASING QUALITY, SPEED & EFFICIENCY

For many of our customers, the improvements related to cost-of-quality are sufficient to justify the entire system

What's the cost to fix an error in a quote once an order is underway? To revise fabrication after it’s underway? To implement a change after the product has shipped… or worse yet, once the product has been installed? Knowledge Bridge can reduce or eliminate costs related to incorrectly processed orders and poor quality as it dramatically improves efficiency and speed.

DON'T LET PRODUCTION BECOME A HOSTAGE TO INSUFFICIENT INFORMATION

With Knowledge Bridge, you capture critical configuration and customer specification data at the point of sale

A configuration app driven by Knowledge Bridge ensures that all critical pre-order options and information are captured up-front.


The result? You reduce or even eliminate frustrating, inefficient back and forth dithering. With the valid engineering and costing built into a kBridge-created order, you never encounter surprises that delay production.