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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

eto product configurator  difference is that within ETO companies the product design is an integral part of production (if not even afterwards, during the site installation and commissioning), whereas for repetitive, standard items the design is typically completed and handed over the wall to the manufacturing well before the production starts. In volume manufacturing, product definition work is amortized (recovered) over the items'' life cycles, which are often measured in thousands of items and over several years of commercial Read More...
The Blurry Line between ERP and PLM in Engineer-to-order (ETO) Manufacturing
Engineer-to-order (ETO) manufacturing needs a high level of integration between ERP and PLM systems. This article points out that ERP and PLM solutions are

eto product configurator  average manufacturer. In the ETO sector, the quantity of each product is usually small—unlike mass production manufacturing. This manufacturing process allows for a certain percentage of rework and scrap and costs are allocated to finished products without significant increase on unit price. For ETO companies to avoid catastrophic wastes in manufacturing processes, they have to make sure that the design department knows what can be made on the shop floor and that the production side always works on the Read More...
Cincom Asserts Expertise In CRM For Complex Manufacturers
Cincom’s latest CRM product release offers a compelling value proposition for many ‘to order’ manufacturing enterprises. While it is a product that may raise

eto product configurator  For make-to-order (MTO) and ETO products, the overall process starts with capturing customer requirements at the front end that can be dynamically converted into work orders, routings, and other procedures via product configuration engines. To at least keep abreast of the competition, Cincom embarked a few years ago on technologically rejuvenating its product (i.e., the products have been rebuilt for the Web, with all applications incorporating an Internet Explorer (IE) user interface, and Microsoft Read More...
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

eto product configurator  of ATO, CTO and ETO? Number of product families? Number of characteristics per product family as engines in automobile models? Number of possible choices for each characteristic as engine horsepower selections? Number of parts needed to make a unique product configuration? What configuration relationships currently exist that will need to be accounted for in the new product models: complex pricing strategies, sub- level configurable BOMs, integration with CAD software, and rules for dimensional and Read More...
Quote-to-order Solutions and Key Performance Indicators
Providers of complex products, systems, and services should view quote-to-order (Q2O) systems as enablers that can improve competitive advantage. At the same

eto product configurator  and distributors using engineer-to-order (ETO) and configure-to-order (CTO) products should research the available Q2O solutions. This is especially true if they are losing sales due to slow responses to quotes and proposals, draining engineering''s time by having it work on complex quotes, reworking orders several times to align them with customer needs, and losing sales due to a lack of reseller training in order entry for customized products. Providers of complex products, systems, and services that Read More...
Lectra Fashion PLM V2R2 for Product Lifecycle Management Certification Report
The PLM product Lectra Fashion PLM (V2R2) is now TEC Certified for online evaluation of fashion product lifecycle management (PLM) solutions in TEC''s PLM

eto product configurator  Fashion PLM V2R2 for Product Lifecycle Management Certification Report The PLM product Lectra Fashion PLM (V2R2) is now TEC Certified for online evaluation of fashion product lifecycle management (PLM) solutions in TEC''s PLM Evaluation Center. The certification seal is a valuable indicator for organizations relying on the integrity of TEC research for assistance with their software selection projects. Download this report for product highlights, competitive analysis, product analysis, and in-depth Read More...
aPriori Brings BI to Product Costing
aPriori has announced the general availability of Cost Insight, a new business intelligence (BI) capability that delivers timely and actionable product cost and

eto product configurator  Brings BI to Product Costing aPriori has announced the general availability of Cost Insight , a new business intelligence (BI) capability that delivers timely and actionable product cost and profitability data to engineering, manufacturing, and sourcing managers and executives in a self-service manner. The aPriori platform is architected to provide real-time cost information on parts and complete products by leveraging computer-aided design (CAD) files and intelligent cost models to quickly Read More...
Product, Project, Process, and People: The Four Ps of PLM Analytics
Product, project, process, and people represent the four areas of PLM analytics that may help PLM user organizations develop better products, improve the

eto product configurator  Project, Process, and People: The Four Ps of PLM Analytics After a product lifecycle management (PLM) system has been implemented and used for a while, the accumulated data within the system becomes valuable. This data not only supports daily operations but it also has the potential to help companies to better understand historical performance and predict the future, if it can be interpreted properly. In fact, reporting and analytics has been a part of some PLM offerings for a while. For instance, Read More...
Great Product: Too Bad The Architecture Doesn’t Fit
During the process of product selection a great deal of attention is given to the functional capabilities of the software being evaluated. While this aspect is

eto product configurator  Product: Too Bad The Architecture Doesn’t Fit Great Product: Too Bad The Architecture Doesn''t Fit M. Reed - November 29, 2003 Introduction Most potential customers understand that detailed scripted scenarios should be performed with software vendors who are on the short list of candidates, in order to evaluate the functional abilities of products being considered. Unfortunately, many companies neglect to investigate the technological underpinnings of these products during the evaluation phase. This Read More...
CanMap Product Suite
The CanMap Product Suite from DMTI Spatial (DMTI) provides a wide selection of richly detailed location content that is core to deriving location

eto product configurator  Product Suite The CanMap Product Suite from DMTI Spatial (DMTI) provides a wide selection of richly detailed location content that is core to deriving location intelligence from mission-critical decision support systems. For more than a decade, DMTI has refined the coverage, maintenance frequency, and overall product quality of the CanMap Product Suite line. Read More...
Product Information Management (PIM) RFI/RFP Template
Integration with Back-Office Systems, Product Information Repository, Data Distribution and Synchronization, Employee Productivity, Application Technology

eto product configurator  Information Management (PIM) RFI/RFP Template The Product Information Management (PIM) RFI/RFP Template lists and describes 251 features and functions found in Product Information Management (PIM) software solutions. This Product Information Management (PIM) Template can help you save time, control costs, and communicate clearly with vendors at nearly every stage of your Product Information Management (PIM) software selection projects. Features and functions included in this Product Information Read More...
Protect Product Safety: How Manufacturers Can Boost Efficiency and Profitability with a Holistic, Proactive Product Compliance Strategy
Process manufacturers can no longer rely on purely reactive strategies to product safety. Now, reactive strategies such as lot tracking need to be incorporated

eto product configurator  Product Safety: How Manufacturers Can Boost Efficiency and Profitability with a Holistic, Proactive Product Compliance Strategy Process manufacturers can no longer rely on purely reactive strategies to product safety. Now, reactive strategies such as lot tracking need to be incorporated into holistic strategies that include proactive measures to assess risk and prevent costly quality assurance (QA) events like product recalls. Learn how you can develop a product safety master plan that reduces Read More...
Should You Modify an Application Product?
When it comes to modifications to an application product, there is the good, the bad, and the ugly. Enter the modification process cautiously, with your eyes

eto product configurator  You Modify an Application Product? Should You Modify an Application Product?   It would be nice if off-the-shelf application products would satisfy every business need of every business. However, be it SCM, ERP, CRM, BI or any other category of application products, this is not the way it is. Many businesses find that some needs are unmet; they cannot live with a plain vanilla version of the product. If that is your situation, should you modify the package to meet those needs? Is the pain worth the Read More...
Product Development and Portfolio Management
The Product Development and Portfolio Management Knowledge Base covers the execution processes of new product development projects and programs, including

eto product configurator  Development and Portfolio Management The Product Development and Portfolio Management Knowledge Base covers the execution processes of new product development projects and programs, including phase-gate processes. It also addresses Product Portfolio Management (PPM), including the evaluation processes of new and existing products and product portfolios to provide the most valuable, balanced, and well aligned portfolio of products. Read More...

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