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Engineer-to-order (ETO) ERP System for Electronics and High-tech Components Manufacturing
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Monitoring Your Business Vital Signs: A Guide for Engineer-to-order and Project-based Manufacturers
Keeping track of your key business indicators is the difference between a thriving business concern and a business on life support. But even with this knowledge

engineer to order concept eto  Project Based Outsourcing , Engineer to Order . The ability to keep track of your key business indicators is the difference between a business that is thriving and a business that is on life support. Yet according to PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Trendsetter Barometer, one-third of CEOs at fast-growth companies feel that they are not spending enough time reviewing financial and operating numbers.1 On the other hand, nine percent of fast-growth CEOs think they are spending too much time personally reviewing Read More...
It’s About Process (or The Ability to Be Responsive)
Because business processes are often communicated in an ad hoc and unregulated manner, it can be difficult to standardize processes across organizations

engineer to order concept eto  are assigned to the engineering department to estimate the effort entailed to implement the requested feature. Based on the estimate and other criteria, some new features are then assigned to the engineering or research and development (R&D) departments for implementation. Upon implementation, the new feature is assigned to the QA department for testing and approvals. Finally, based on the QA results, a new feature is returned back to engineering for a rework or is scheduled for production (or general 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 concept 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...
ERP Systems and the ETO Manufacturing Market Part One: Event Summary
Users increasingly look for an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system designed for a specific business, since software that combines industry-specific

engineer to order concept eto  flaws. These include close engineering, manufacturing, and purchasing collaboration and management to collapse product lifecycles; project management and scheduling capability; the ability to compare actual and estimated costs; and revenue recognition and progressive billing by milestones. Management of an immense number of engineering changes; strong estimating and quotation capabilities that include freight and duty; support for subcontracting (or nowadays less popular word outsourcing ); and part Read More...
ERP Systems and the ETO Manufacturing Market Part Two: ETO versus Repetitive Differences
ETO-oriented (engineer-to-order) systems must facilitate the near real time transfer of information and complex product knowledge for collaboration across the

engineer to order concept eto  for the company to engineer correctly and maintain costs. Complex manufacturers produce products that are of high variation, have complex features and options, and vary in end user configuration. Each job is unique and the variables are based on client specifications rather than on the options from the stock. They consequently invest significant dollars in product design and have lengthy sales and manufacturing business processes, often requiring collaboration between the customer, sales representatives, Read More...
The Path to World-class IT Governance: Maturing Your IT Organization to the Next Level
Many IT organizations lack clear well-defined plans that will bring them to mature governance. By focusing on seven key process categories, an organization can

engineer to order concept eto  Path to World-class IT Governance: Maturing Your IT Organization to the Next Level Many IT organizations lack clear well-defined plans that will bring them to mature governance. By focusing on seven key process categories, an organization can determine its governance maturity. A staged approach allows companies to realize rapid time to value by introducing new tools and processes on an incremental basis. As a result, they can avoid an expensive, one-size-fits-all governance solution that may bring Read More...
Machine Telematics: Leveraging Machine-to-Machine Technology to Improve Customer Relationships and Product Reliability
Information technology provides the foundation to store, process, and manage today’s huge volumes of telematics data, which will only continue to grow. In

engineer to order concept eto  Telematics: Leveraging Machine-to-Machine Technology to Improve Customer Relationships and Product Reliability Information technology provides the foundation to store, process, and manage today’s huge volumes of telematics data, which will only continue to grow. In addition, analytical tools are available to tap the intelligence hidden in this data and deliver valuable insights. By capitalizing on the synergy between machine telematics and new innovations such as in-memory computing, mobile, and Read More...
The Road to SAP HANA: A Choice of Paths to Take
SAP HANA is an innovative platform that is transforming data processing as we know it. But should your organization adopt this technology or postpone the

engineer to order concept eto  Road to SAP HANA: A Choice of Paths to Take SAP HANA is an innovative platform that is transforming data processing as we know it. But should your organization adopt this technology or postpone the decision and see how others have fared with it first? Read this paper and see what SAP HANA means for business processes and information technology (IT) operations, and how different kinds of enterprises can leverage different adoption strategies to capture the most value from it. Read More...
Taking Collaboration to the Next Level: Moving from Your Document-centric Enterprise 1.0 to the People-centric World of Enterprise 2.0
It would be a mistake to think that Web 2.0 is all about technology—and similarly so for Enterprise 2.0. But it would also be a mistake to dismiss the

engineer to order concept eto  Collaboration to the Next Level: Moving from Your Document-centric Enterprise 1.0 to the People-centric World of Enterprise 2.0 It would be a mistake to think that Web 2.0 is all about technology—and similarly so for Enterprise 2.0. But it would also be a mistake to dismiss the technology altogether. The selection and implementation of enterprise social software solutions and real-time collaboration solutions requires careful thought, consideration, and planning. Find out more, in this IBM white Read More...
Do You Want Your Apps to Talk Back to You (as a Chatterbox)? - Part 1
Let me start this blog series with one disclaimer: I am not an early adopter and I do not easily fall for any vendor’s slick marketing. At a recent large

engineer to order concept eto  You Want Your Apps to Talk Back to You (as a Chatterbox)? - Part 1 Let me start this blog series with one disclaimer: I am not an  early adopter  and I do not easily fall for any vendor’s slick marketing. At a recent large user conference, a vendor’s staffer asked me why I wasn’t already using  an iPad tablet computer . That question cracked me up, since I still use an  Apple ’s discontinued iBook  notebook  (besides the fact that I might only start using the latest  tablet  bestseller Read More...
8 Questions to Ask to Successfully Negotiate a Phone System Deal
The process of determining which phone system is best for your organization’s needs can be a time-consuming process. Yet, it demands your due diligence because

engineer to order concept eto  Questions to Ask to Successfully Negotiate a Phone System Deal The process of determining which phone system is best for your organization’s needs can be a time-consuming process. Yet, it demands your due diligence because if you choose the wrong system, it can be not only a costly mistake, but also one with long term consequences if your team is stuck with a system that doesn’t fulfill your business needs. Here are eight questions to ask phone system vendors before you agree to purchase. 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 concept 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...
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 concept 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 Optimize ERP to Meet Wholesale Distribution Challenges
Efficient procurement and sourcing. Storing and moving inventories. Attracting and retaining customers. Such challenges have an impact on wholesale distributors

engineer to order concept eto  to Optimize ERP to Meet Wholesale Distribution Challenges Efficient procurement and sourcing. Storing and moving inventories. Attracting and retaining customers. Such challenges have an impact on wholesale distributors’ revenues, competitiveness, and profits. To make timely and informed decisions that can impact your business, you need answers to questions like “How can I offer value-added services to improve customer loyalty?” Get the answers to this and other key questions. Read More...
The Idea to Delivery Framework: A Holistic Approach to Deliver Customer Value
Today’s “new normal” business environment demands a new view of what customers value and an improved approach to delivering that value. The idea to delivery

engineer to order concept eto  Idea to Delivery Framework: A Holistic Approach to Deliver Customer Value Today’s “new normal” business environment demands a new view of what customers value and an improved approach to delivering that value. The idea to delivery (I2D) framework posits that multiple companies now compete as a business network rather than as individual enterprises, each relying on the others to achieve collective success. This paper includes an action plan with the evolutionary steps companies can take to move Read More...

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