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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 Sticks to CONTROL of ETO and MRO Part 2: Market Impact
Cincom''s latest product release covers many new bases, is architecturally adequate and remains a well-attuned offering for ETO and MRO enterprises. While it is

eto product configurator  a well-attuned offering for ETO and MRO enterprises. While it is a competitive product that will create buzz in its markets, the road to success is by no means guaranteed. This, Part 2 of a 3-part note examining Cincom, discusses the Market Impact of the announcements detailed in Part 1 . Part 3 will discuss the Challenges faced by Cincom and makes User Recommendations. Response to Competition To at least keep abreast of the competition, Cincom embarked a few years ago on technologically rejuvenating its 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

eto product configurator  Systems and the ETO Manufacturing Market Part Three: User Recommendations What Happens When You Select the Wrong ERP System One of the myriad of appalling consequences that result from fitting an engineer-to-order (ETO) environment with a repetitive-oriented ERP system, which does not have, in the very least, a product configurator facility with generic items (encapsulating options, variants, and constraints), generic bill of materials (BOM), generic routings, or pricing functionality, is that 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...
Product Lifecycle Management Agility Founded on Innovation
Agile Software recognizes product lifecycle management (PLM) as an emerging business imperative for innovation. Now, Agile has a unique opportunity to leverage

eto product configurator  Lifecycle Management Agility Founded on Innovation Background Agile Software and its partners have made it perfectly clear that innovation is the primary theme driving product lifecycle management (PLM). The Agility 2006 Conference audience, drawn from the automotive, electronics and high tech, industrial products, life sciences, and semiconductor industries, got their fill of conceptual and visionary thoughts on innovation, with such keynote speakers as TCG Advisors'' Geoffrey Moore, author of Cross Read More...
Vendor Feels the Heat in Hot Product Lifecycle Management Market
The product lifecycle management (PLM) market is expected to experience double digit growth through 2008, driven by market dynamics like outsourcing and global

eto product configurator  Feels the Heat in Hot Product Lifecycle Management Market Background Market dynamics, such as globalization, outsourcing, and emerging web collaboration technologies and practices, are driving prospects and investors alike to take a closer look at the product lifecycle management (PLM) market and vendor landscape. The PLM market is currently held in high esteem by the analyst community, with projections of double digit growth over the foreseeable future. ARC Group recently predicted that the worldwid Read More...
Preparing for Product Development in Process Manufacturing
Combining process industry–oriented product lifecycle management capabilities with process manufacturing–oriented enterprise resource planning ones can help

eto product configurator  spark plugs, axes, chassis, carburetor, and engine block. Thus, where with discrete manufacturing one talks of parts or components, with process manufacturing one speaks of ingredients. Similarly, formulas take the place of bills of materials (BOMs), and convertible units of measure (i.e., pounds, bags, boxes, ounces, and liters) can be related to units. Thus, food, beverages, chemicals, paints, drugs, and many consumer packaged good s (CPG) are produced quite differently than their discrete Read More...
RoamBI Flow, the New Mobile Product from Mellmo
Earlier this week MeLLmo, creator of the mobile business intelligence solution Roambi, announced a new product to be launched in June and included in its Mobile

eto product configurator  Flow, the New Mobile Product from Mellmo Earlier this week MeLLmo, creator of the mobile business intelligence solution Roambi , announced a new product to be launched in June and included in its Mobile software stack: RoambBI Flow. RoamBI Flow , an iPad app, is an information publishing platform that enables organizations to publish information that goes beyond data visualization and analytics , incorporating data into complete sets of interactive content. RoamBI Flow intends to expand the common Read More...
Siemens Product Development Solutions for Process Industries
Process manufacturing companies have traditionally been slow to adopt product lifecycle management (PLM) solutions, mostly because they have not had many

eto product configurator  Product Development Solutions for Process Industries Process manufacturing companies have been slow to adopt product lifecycle management (PLM) solutions, mostly because they have not had many alternatives to choose from. This has not been the case for discrete manufacturers, for which there have been a wide variety of offerings since the late 90s. PLM for process manufacturers only started to truly emerge in the early 2000s. Since then, all major PLM vendors have been offering process PLM, but Read More...
Thriving in Crisis: How to Effectively Manage a Product Recall through IT
Though product recalls are never desired, they do happen. Your company’s response can make the difference between being the role model and losing market share

eto product configurator  in Crisis: How to Effectively Manage a Product Recall through IT Though product recalls are never desired, they do happen. Your company’s response can make the difference between being the role model and losing market share or even being displaced from the market. In this white paper, PM War Stories, in collaboration with Pronto Software, examines how to effectively manage a product recall to mitigate liabilities, protect your brand and turn the crisis into an opportunity. Read more. Read More...
Product Development and Portfolio Management Software Evaluation Report
The Product Development and Portfolio Management Knowledge Base covers the execution processes of new product development projects and programs, including phase

eto product configurator  Development and Portfolio Management Software Evaluation Report TEC''s Product Development and Portfolio Management Software Evaluation Report allows you to compare and analyze the features, functions, and services of multiple enterprise software solutions. Vendor responses are comprehensively rated on their level of support of for each criterion (supported, not supported, customization, future releases, etc.) to ensure you make and accurate and informed decision. This Software Evaluation Report Read More...
Digitize Your Product Strategy
Unfortunately, the portfolio management processes that experts have advocated for years—and that many organizations have implemented—often take the form of semi

eto product configurator  Your Product Strategy Unfortunately, the portfolio management processes that experts have advocated for years—and that many organizations have implemented—often take the form of semi-annual or even annual meetings. However, this often raises balance or alignment issues only after millions of dollars have been spent. What’s needed is real-time information that can be used to conduct continuous, automated assessment of portfolio status. Read More...
PLM (Vendors) and Lean Product Development -- Part 2: Dassault Systèmes
Part 1 of this blog post series discussed in general the relationship between product lifecycle management (PLM) and lean product development (LPD), and pointed

eto product configurator  (Vendors) and Lean Product Development -- Part 2: Dassault Systèmes Part 1 of this blog post series discussed in general the relationship between product lifecycle management (PLM) and lean product development (LPD), and pointed out that various PLM vendors may have different interpretations of PLM functionality, as well as different levels of support for users’ LPD initiatives. In this and a few future blog posts, I will choose some PLM vendors and talk about the relationship between each Read More...

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