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IT support to product variety management



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Offering to customers a high variety of products while guaranteeing competitive prices and reasonable delivery times is an ever-increasing necessity for companies. At the same time, the growing technological content of products contributes further to this complexity, introducing new challenges to management. As for any area of company activity, the creativity of software producers has brought about the development of information science systems, such as Product Configuration Systems, Product Data Management systems (PDM) and Customer Relationship Management Systems (CRM), which all promise to alleviate the problems caused by this complexity.

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  • Fabrizio Salvador, 2004. "IT support to product variety management," Working Papers Economia wp04-21, Instituto de Empresa, Area of Economic Environment.
  • Handle: RePEc:emp:wpaper:wp04-21

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    1. Fogliatto, Flavio S. & da Silveira, Giovani J.C. & Borenstein, Denis, 2012. "The mass customization decade: An updated review of the literature," International Journal of Production Economics, Elsevier, vol. 138(1), pages 14-25.
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    Product Variety; Product Configuration Systems; Product Data Management Systems; Customer Relationship Management Systems;

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