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Engineer-to-Order ERP (ETO) RFI/RFP Template

Financials, Human Resources, Manufacturing Management, ETO Project Management, Inventory Management, Purchasing Management, Quality Management, Workflow Management, Sales Management, and Product Technology 

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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

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

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

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 the bar in its target markets, the competitive offering is not exactly a pushover.

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 Challenges: From Solution Evaluation to Kickoff


In future, companies will be releasing products practically every other day, due to fierce global competition, and the significance of product lifecycle management (PLM) implementation will increase. However, it is possible to provide some guidelines for a rigorous PLM implementation.

eto product configurator  Lifecycle Management Challenges: From Solution Evaluation to Kickoff Introduction In the first part of this series, we explored some of the difficulties inherent in selecting a product lifecycle management (PLM) system, including the usual psychological resistance to change, as well as ways of managing and preparing for this change. One of the strongest weapons in the arsenal of change management turned out to be the PLM system document, which outlines the company''s vision for the PLM system. We Read More

Product Information Management (PIM) RFI/RFP Template


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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

Product Developers Need to Shift to an All-Digital Mindset


Over the past several decades, processes to design and build cars, airplanes, and other products have typically followed a linear, sequential path. But the inefficient flow of information has frequently led to delays in product delivery. To remedy the situation, product development groups are shifting to a more holistic digital mindset using digital business models, processes, and tools. By embracing digital like never before, product developers can become fully integrated digital businesses and, therefore, well positioned to be more competitive.

eto product configurator  Developers Need to Shift to an All-Digital Mindset Over the past several decades, processes to design and build cars, airplanes, and products used in various other industries have typically followed a linear, sequential path. This process typically started with product research, ideation, and concept development, followed by design and development, prototype and validation, leading to production, launch, operation, and, eventually, product retirement. Although widely used and straightforward, the Read More

Product End-of-life: A Primer


There are five stages that usually make up the lifecycle of a product: introduction, growth, maturity, decline, and termination. During introduction, companies typically focus on the success of the product. Maturity is the stage when their focus is to take advantage of momentum and sell as much as possible. Only during maturity or decline do they start worrying about product end-of-life—which

eto product configurator  End-of-life: A Primer There are five stages that usually make up the lifecycle of a product: introduction, growth, maturity, decline, and termination. During introduction, companies typically focus on the success of the product. Maturity is the stage when their focus is to take advantage of momentum and sell as much as possible. Only during maturity or decline do they start worrying about product end-of-life—which may be too late, as the transition from maturity to decline can happen very quickly 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 obviously important, ignoring the technical mechanisms by which the software actually operates can be fatal to a project. In this document we explain how to avoid the pitfalls.

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

5 Ingredients for Creating the Optimal Product Strategy


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eto product configurator  Ingredients for Creating the Optimal Product Strategy How do you transition your organization from one that falls short of meeting product revenue goals to one that consistently delivers solutions customers must have? The answer lies in turning your product innovation strategy into a core business process aimed at listening to the voice of your customer. Learn the five things you need to know to create the optimal product strategy for your company. 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 open.

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 Information Management (PIM) Software Evaluation Report


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eto product configurator  Information Management (PIM) Software Evaluation Report TEC''s Product Information Management (PIM) 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 provides extensive Read More

Product Development and Portfolio Management


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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

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.

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