Product/Service

Request for Quote (RFQ) Service

Source: ARC Advisory Group

ARC's RFQ Service, which is now available to manufacturers and logistics companies, targets e-procurement of plant automation solutions, including automation hardware and software for field devices and sensors up through production management systems
ARC's RFQ Service, which is now available to manufacturers and logistics companies, targets e-procurement of plant automation solutions, including automation hardware and software for field devices and sensors up through production management systems.

Although called an "RFQ Service," it also provides all the support services necessary to develop a scope of work and even the selection of the preferred supplier.

The RFQ Service also takes advantage of ARC's extensive research in the areas of plant optimization, "best-in-class" technologies, and system architectures to establish key conventions used in the RFQ development process:

  • Lowering Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) and Life Cycle Cost
  • Increasing Asset Utilization
  • Access to Unified Information
  • Comprehensive Functional Integration
  • Reliability Centered Maintenance
  • A Continuous Improvement Methodology
ARC clients who take advantage of this service will achieve significant benefits. These include shorter procurement cycle times, RFQ-based on latest technologies, lower life cycle costs and total cost of ownership (TCO), and an e-procurement-enabled RFQ process.

ARC Advisory Group, 3 Allied Drive, Dedham, MA 02026. Tel: 781-471-1000; Fax: 781-471-1100.