Supply Chain Glossary - C

customer order promising also order promising

Syn: order promising.

An automated system for order entry, where orders are keyed into a local terminal and a bill-of-material translator converts the catalog ordering numbers into required manufacturing part numbers and due dates for the MRP system. Advanced systems contain customer information, sales history, forecasting information, and product option compatibility checks to facilitate order processing, "cleaning up" orders before placing a demand on the manufacturing system. Syn: configuration system, sales order -configuration.


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