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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...
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 parame 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...
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...
From Idea to Market-ready Product in Record Time
The odds against successful product innovation are long. New products need to win over consumers and convince retailers—a challenging task for many reasons

eto product configurator  purchasers can develop a targetoriented procurement strategy for the new product, qualify and select the best suppliers, and automate the operational ordering process right through to the supplier - with complete transparency for everyone involved. Optimizing the Market Launch When a product is launched, you can see clearly whether it can meet the expectations and needs of the market and whether it is what retailers had in mind and required. Alongside manufacturers'' sales arguments, there are numerous 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...
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...
Product Life Cycle Management (PLM) in Process Part 2 Process PLM Motivation
This part of the series on Product Life Cycle Management in Process explores the business motivations by review business strategies.

eto product configurator  Life Cycle Management (PLM) in Process Part 2 Process PLM Motivation Introduction In Part One of this series, we discussed Product Life Cycle Management as a proven concept in the discrete industries and as a growing concept in process. In this part, we explore the business motivations for PLM in process enterprises by reviewing business strategies. In part three, we will look at requirements for Process PLM decisions. The business strategies reviewed are: Accelerating Time-to-Market Increasing the Read More...
The Transformational Power of See-through Product Innovation
If product ideas in the past emerged from the mind of a single inventor, they are now harvested everywhere—from customers, prospects, engineers, support staff

eto product configurator  Transformational Power of See-through Product Innovation If product ideas in the past emerged from the mind of a single inventor, they are now harvested everywhere—from customers, prospects, engineers, support staff, business analysts, bloggers, executives and marketing professionals. Succeeding with good ideas in that environment, and abandoning unworkable ones early on, requires a complete end-to-end product innovation management platform. Find out more. Read More...
PTC Windchill 10 for Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Certification Report
PTC Windchill 10 is TEC Certified for online evaluation product lifecycle management (PLM) solutions in the PLM Evaluation Center. The certification seal is a

eto product configurator  Windchill 10 for Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Certification Report PTC Windchill 10 is TEC Certified for online evaluation product lifecycle management (PLM) solutions in the 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 analyst commentary. Read More...
Accept Corporation Accept360 v7.0 Product Development and Portfolio Management Product Certification Report
Accept360 by Accept Corporation is now TEC Certified for online evaluation of product development and portfolio management solutions in the Product Lifecycle

eto product configurator  Corporation Accept360 v7.0 Product Development and Portfolio Management Product Certification Report Accept360 by Accept Corporation is now TEC Certified for online evaluation of product development and portfolio management solutions in the Product Lifecycle Management (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, 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...
Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Software Evaluation Report
This comprehensive product lifecycle management (PLM) Software Evaluation Report models modern product and design-related aspects of PLM for both discrete and

eto product configurator  Lifecycle Management (PLM) Software Evaluation Report TEC''s Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) 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...
The Myths and Realities of Product Development and Outsourcing
Recent years have shown a dramatic boom in outsourced product development, and it seems most companies are changing and adapting this practice. However

eto product configurator  Myths and Realities of Product Development and Outsourcing Recent years have shown a dramatic boom in outsourced product development, and it seems most companies are changing and adapting this practice. However, companies should be wary of some of the false promises and myths of outsourcing. Many outsourcing firms, especially product development firms, can be misleading in their promises. Discover the myths and realities of product development outsourcing. Read More...

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