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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 extended enterprise. It should especially be suited to organizations that seek to maintain complex selling relationships, such as businesses whose procurement and sales functions rely on subcontractors, channel partnerships or a distributed sales force.

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

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 as a core element of a configurability strategy. This can provide a greater range of product variations, using fewer resources. Learn more about how you can gain the intended benefits from implementing a configurability strategy with 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

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 moving toward each other to achieve more organic data and process connectivity.

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

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 an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. Given the maturity of the ERP market, its ongoing consolidation, and that fact that competitive advantage is hard enough for manufacturers to find, they should not compromise on their requirements.

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

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 time, users should remember that Q2O solutions are not necessarily advantageous for all manufacturing departments or businesses.

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

Compaq Streamlines Product Line


Compaq is simplifying its sometimes dizzying range of product offerings in its business desktop lines. This bodes well for their customers.

eto product configurator  Streamlines Product Line Event Summary [20 March 2000 - ZDNet] Compaq Computer Corp. is betting that slimming down its commercial desktop PC line will increase profitability. As part of CEO Michael Capellas'' strategy for getting Compaq (NYSE: CPQ) back on track, the company will streamline its commercial desktop PC line. Sources said Compaq will attempt to make this part of its business profitable again by slimming down the product line. The aim is to relaunch DeskPro with a smaller number of models Read More

Managing Product Innovation


Inadequacies at the front end of the product development process is one of the leading causes of product failure for consumer products companies. Many companies thus make ill-informed decisions that turn into costly mistakes. The challenge is to establish a front-end process that nurtures profitable innovation and maximizes portfolio value in light of resource constraints, portfolio balance, and strategic alignment.

eto product configurator  Product Innovation Managing Product Innovation If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. Founded in 1972, SAP has a rich history of innovation and growth as a true industry leader. SAP currently has sales and development locations in more than 50 countries worldwide and is listed on several exchanges, including the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and NYSE under the symbol SAP. Source : SAP Resources Related to Key Performance Read More

Windchill: Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Competitor Analysis Report


This comprehensive product lifecycle management (PLM) knowledge base models modern product and design-related aspects of PLM for both discrete and process industries. It details product development and portfolio management, manufacturing process management, ideation and requirements management, service data, and regulatory and compliance criteria. This comprehensive knowledge base incorporates the criteria of TEC's other PLM knowledge bases.

eto product configurator  Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Competitor Analysis Report This comprehensive product lifecycle management (PLM) knowledge base models modern product and design-related aspects of PLM for both discrete and process industries. It details product development and portfolio management, manufacturing process management, ideation and requirements management, service data, and regulatory and compliance criteria. This comprehensive knowledge base incorporates the criteria of TEC''s other PLM knowledge Read More

PTC Offers PLM Cloud for Improved Product Development


PTC recently announced a new product lifecycle management (PLM) software offering, PTC PLM Cloud, catering to the needs of SMB product companies. This solution leverages the flagship PTC Windchill platform, while simplifying PLM adoption with a flexible subscription offering that matches the team collaboration and product data management needs of SMBs.

eto product configurator  Offers PLM Cloud for Improved Product Development PTC recently announced a new product lifecycle management (PLM) software offering, PTC PLM Cloud , catering to the needs of small and midsize (SMB) product companies. This solution leverages the flagship PTC Windchill platform, while simplifying PLM adoption with a flexible subscription offering that matches the team collaboration and product data management (PDM) needs of SMBs. These companies no longer need to use pesky shared folders and cumbersome Read More

Product Note: Aras Innovator


Aras Innovator is the only enterprise open source solution available on the PLM market. This product note analyzes the strengths and challenges that the solution has and makes recommendations to both the vendor and potential users.

eto product configurator  Note: Aras Innovator On January 15, 2007, Aras Corporation decided to offer its product lifecycle management (PLM) suite Aras Innovator ® without asking for license fees. Three years later, the company remains the only enterprise open source player in the PLM arena. During the past year, I was able to know Aras Innovator better through briefings and demonstrations with Aras. Company and Product Background Formed in March of 2000 with global headquarters in Andover, Massachusetts (US), Aras Read More

Product Lifecycle Management Proving Value at Heinz


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eto product configurator  Lifecycle Management Proving Value at Heinz In the mid-1990s Heinz was managing their product specifications, formulas, and quality information in the same manner as most companies. Their product information was stored in a variety of disparate systems, spreadsheets, text documents, and paper forms. Learn how it was able to continually leverage product information across the entire life cycle. Read More

PLM (Vendors) and Lean Product Development -- Part 2: Dassault Systèmes


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Product, Project, Process, and People: The Four Ps of PLM Analytics


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CanMap Product Suite 


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