In hopes of improving our quoting and bill of material processing time, United Equipment Accessories is currently working on developing several new product configurators. With our custom electrical slip rings, cable reels, hydraulic swivels and shift control assemblies, the options seem endless. The new product configurators will allow us to streamline the quoting process and filter the available options as selections are made. As the filtered selections are made, the price quote is automatically updated.
In phase one of the project, these prices are pulled from a pricing option list that we have compiled over the years for all of our products. Phase two of the project will add the bill of materials and manufacturing routings into our ERP system which allows seamless pricing updates to ensure that we are using the latest updated pricing for quotes. Phase two would also give our purchasing department visibility of upcoming requirements to ensure that our lead times on quotes are realistic. In phase three of the project, we will be capable of generating an envelope drawing for our electrical slip ring and cable reel product lines as the configuration is being built.
With more and more customers requesting quick quotes and envelope drawings, this will be a great enhancement for our quotes to our customers.
Sr. Designer, Engineering