Promotional and advertising materials include a wide variety of products carrying some form of “to-order customization,” ranging from small items such as pens, stationery and coffee mugs to larger items such as apparel, sporting goods, and building signage.
All of these products typically undergo a final stage of operations such as painting, screen printing, embroidery or other customizations to meet specific and unique consumer requirements.
- For manufacturers of customized products, Frontier software by Friedman Corporation provides full-featured product configuration capabilities that extend from sales order entry all the way through the manufacturing process and the inbound supply chain;
- For online distributors, fulfillers, and catalog merchants, CSI provides a flexible platform for distributing these products through multiple channels.
- Both Frontier and CSI are built on the IBM operating system for stability and security.