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Engineer-to-order (ETO) ERP System for Electronics and High-tech Components Manufacturing
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Top 10 Risks to a Configuration Project and How to Avoid Them
Companies producing and selling complex and configured products can achieve a major competitive edge by successfully implementing product configurator software

engineer to order complete project eto  a revised LTO process; engineering - to signify what can be produced; and manufacturing - to indicate what is optimal to produce. Typically, a project team will carry out a whole series of interrelated tasks to reach the goal of the right perspective. In a general sequence: Understand the strategic vision regarding target markets and customer characteristics. Developing answers to some questions may catalyze a fresh definition of product families. Among them: What sector of the To-Order spectrum will Read More...
The Essential Components of Quote-to-order Application Suites
Modern quote-to-order suites provide customers and suppliers access to design, planning, and material data. This enables users to proactively understand various

engineer to order complete project eto  allowing companies to keep engineering and product development experts dedicated to their assigned tasks rather than being constantly disrupted by the sales cycle. On the other hand, guided buying and selling become integral components for any organization that wants to sell simple-to-complex products and services over the Internet. As discussed earlier, historically, the Internet has not been a viable channel for products and services (please see part one of this series, The Basics of Quote-to-order Read More...
ETO Manufacturers Issue a Challenge to ERP Vendors
Perhaps you may have not heard the term engineer-to-order (ETO) before, but perhaps your business is one of thousands that designs and builds custom equipment

engineer to order complete project eto  not heard the term engineer-to-order (ETO) before, but perhaps your business is one of thousands that designs and builds custom equipment that is very precise, adheres to very specific tolerances, is highly technical, and produces low volume and, generally speaking, expensive products. Some examples of such products include ships, aircraft, production machinery, etc. The typical ETO organization reflects a unique style of manufacturing—they design products to customer specifications, using a unique set Read More...
The Practical Realities of Automating ETO Business Processes
Today, engineer-to-order (ETO) manufacturers—also known as project-based manufacturers—experience significant market pressure across their sales, engineering

engineer to order complete project eto  allow for less value-added engineering time to look at design alternatives and cost saving supplier/material changes Engineering budget is nearly consumed by sales-related or order-engineering tasks rather than new product innovation and development work “Eliminating non-value added activities in engineering; estimating, customer quotations, purchasing, shop floor reporting…offers opportunities for dramatic improvement.” The ETO Institute Business Problems for Manufacturing ETO manufacturing Read More...
ERP Systems and the ETO Manufacturing Market Part Three: User Recommendations
Companies that are project manufacturers, engineer-to-order (ETO), build-to-order, jobbing shops or contract manufacturers should think carefully when selecting

engineer to order complete project eto  has to contact the engineering department for a product code or for the price or cost of a product, sometimes waiting days for a response. Needless to say the standard master data becomes bloated because each product variant has to have a separate stock item code, BOM, and routing as if it was a standard stock item and not a once-off made customized product (for example, a special color or gauge thickness). As a result, the ill-fated user company would have to literally close down operations so that the Read More...
Ariba to Leave Integration to Specialists
E-purchasing vendor Ariba chooses Tibco Software to integrate back-end programs.

engineer to order complete project eto  to Leave Integration to Specialists Event Summary Business-to-business E-purchasing company Ariba Inc. (Nasdaq: ARBA) has selected software tool maker Tibco Software Inc. (Nasdaq TIBX) to help Ariba''s customers connect their backend enterprise systems to the Ariba Network. Ariba supplies its own software to connect its customers to systems by vendors such as SAP, PeopleSoft, Oracle and Baan, but according to Ariba VP Dave Rome, the use of specialists such as Tibco will be more efficient. Market Read More...
How to Get Closer to Your Best Customers
In the white paper Get Closer to Your Best Customers, you''ll find a host of new ideas and proven best practices for dealing with customers more e...

engineer to order complete project eto  to Get Closer to Your Best Customers If this tough business climate is forcing you to find new ways of doing business , you''re not alone. Many businesses are searching for new strategies to help them prosper. Customer attitudes and spending patterns have changed as well. In the white paper Get Closer to Your Best Customers , you''ll find a host of new ideas and proven best practices for dealing with customers more effectively. You''ll learn the four key things you can do to get close to your customers, Read More...
How to Use Technology to Support the Lean Enterprise: Achieving Profitable Growth through Lean
Many competitive businesses are implementing “lean” initiatives to expose and attack waste and setting goals for continuous improvement through Six Sigma

engineer to order complete project eto  to Use Technology to Support the Lean Enterprise: Achieving Profitable Growth through Lean Many competitive businesses are implementing “lean” initiatives to expose and attack waste and setting goals for continuous improvement through Six Sigma principles. Consensus is growing that technology is key for successful lean initiatives. This white paper defines addresses the impact lean initiatives have on profitability and considers the role of information technology (IT) in enabling lean initiatives. Read More...
Project Portfolio Management for Service Organizations: Bridging the Gap between Project Management and Operations
There are two types of project portfolio management (PPM) solutions for professional services organizations (PSO). For smaller PSOs, best-of-breed vendors

engineer to order complete project eto  services, the public sector, engineering and construction, and internal IT. Lawson Software provides an integrated PPM solution by combining its best-of-breed back-office functionality (offered in the ERP space) with its best-of-breed front-office functionality (gained through its acquisition of Account 4 in 2001). Though catering to a wide range of PSOs, Lawson primarily targets the mid-market with its Service Process Optimization ( SPO ) suite. SPO''s features include resource management; time, billing, Read More...
TechSoup Global to Bring NetSuite Cloud Software to Nonprofits
NetSuite partners with TechSoup Global to bring NetSuite’s suite of cloud business management applications to non-governmental organizations (NGOs) worldwide.

engineer to order complete project eto  Global to Bring NetSuite Cloud Software to Nonprofits NetSuite recently partnered with TechSoup Global , the international network that leverages technology to enhance the services of non-governmental organizations (NGOs). NetSuite is the first cloud-based financial solution to be available through TechSoup Global’s product philanthropy platform.   TechSoup plans to bring NetSuite’s suite of cloud business management applications—including ERP, CRM, ecommerce, PSA, TribeHR for social HCM, Read More...
IT Project Management Tools: MS Project and Its Alternatives (Part 1)
In a previous blog post, I wrote about the Project Manager’s role and some of the constraints that affect the daily life of a PM, namely: scope, time, and cost.

engineer to order complete project eto  of application, including construction, engineering and defense, and manufacturing (and then subsequently, IT). The early tools used on an adhoc basis and still in use today are: • Gantt Charts A popular type of bar chart that illustrates a product schedule featuring the start and end dates of a series of top-level tasks and the subsequent related lower-level tasks in terms of a hierarchy which comprises the WBS (work breakdown structure) of a project and the dependency between subsequent project tasks Read More...
How to Find the Right ERP to Optimize Your Multi-site, Multi-national Operation
Download this white paper to learn about the challenges faced by multi-site and multi-national organizations--and what to look for in an enterprise resource

engineer to order complete project eto  to Find the Right ERP to Optimize Your Multi-site, Multi-national Operation Download this white paper to learn about the challenges faced by multi-site and multi-national organizations--and what to look for in an enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution to address these issues. Read More...
IT Project Management Tools: MS Project and Its Alternatives (Part 2)
In my last posting I wrote about the functions of project management. When I considered alternatives to MS Project, I started thinking about the functions of

engineer to order complete project eto  Project Management Tools: MS Project and Its Alternatives (Part 2) In my last posting I wrote about the functions of project management. When I considered alternatives to MS Project, I started thinking about the functions of Project Portfolio Management (PPM) software and concluded that they were similar in many respects. • Design The project blueprint and design stage where are all Business Process Models are developed • Modeling Interviewing stakeholders and developing the transactional and Read More...
From Local to Hosted: The Story of One Company’s Migration to On-demand ERP
Here’s the inside story on how an international manufacturer using a traditional, local enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution shifted gears to end up with

engineer to order complete project eto  Local to Hosted: The Story of One Company’s Migration to On-demand ERP Here’s the inside story on how an international manufacturer using a traditional, local enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution shifted gears to end up with an on-demand, remotely hosted ERP system. It wasn’t the change the company originally intended, but the benefits proved too overwhelming to resist. Read More...
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