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Engineer-to-order (ETO) ERP System for Electronics and High-tech Components Manufacturing
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Nine Ways to Use ERP to Make the Manufacturing Supply Chain Lean
There are entire books and thorough training and certification processes devoted to lean supply chain practices. But within any manufacturing environment, there

make to order operation eto  efficient on products that make sense to manufacture in large quantities and to be responsive to products that are best handled as special orders. An enterprise application ought to offer tools that allow production to become pull-based, facilitating processes like kanban . Strong kanban functionality will allow companies to pull products through their supply chain, thus leaning the supply chain, minimizing work in process, maximizing responsiveness, and avoiding stock piling of finished goods. 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

make to order operation eto  product modeling? Can they make decisions to facilitate conflict resolution? Action: Define the right tasks for the right people to accomplish the project''s objectives. The project team''s prime responsibilities are to develop a feasible project budget and schedule, paying special attention to the product modeling effort; and to design, test and implement configurable product models and related processes that meet the company''s strategic vision. Moreover, acting as proactive change agents 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

make to order operation eto  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 up-to-date design specifications that reflect correct customer requirements. Meeting Delivery Time One of the major responsibilities that product/project managers at ETO manufacturers have is to ensure that the product can be delivered on time. Although one delivery delay may result in only one unhappy customer, for some ETO manufacturers, this customer Read More...
It’s About Process (or The Ability to Be Responsive)
Because business processes are often communicated in an ad hoc and unregulated manner, it can be difficult to standardize processes across organizations

make to order operation eto  main goal is to make ResponsAbility so easy to set up and so easy to use that there will never be a failed implementation or a disgruntled customer. The goal is to quickly and simply help people to get their respective jobs done in a way that they get almost addicted to the tool, so much so that they cannot even imagine doing it any other way. For what is worth, getting back to the eating own dog food mantra from Part III , Webcom''s staff admits to being addicted to ResponsAbility. If they look at Read More...
ERP Systems and the ETO Manufacturing Market Part One: Event Summary
Users increasingly look for an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system designed for a specific business, since software that combines industry-specific

make to order operation eto  missing functions that may make it extremely difficult if not impossible for the application software to run the physical business. For more details, see Find The Software''s Fatal Flaws To Avoid Failure . To that end, there are a number of possible potential showstoppers or ETO fatal flaws. These include close engineering, manufacturing, and purchasing collaboration and management to collapse product lifecycles; project management and scheduling capability; the ability to compare actual and estimated Read More...
Do You Want Your App to Talk Back to You (as a Chatterbox)? - Part 2
In Part 1 of this blog series I admitted to being a late adopter of a sort, in part for not immediately jumping onto the social media bandwagon. In particular

make to order operation eto  the conversation, collaborate, and make contributions more simply than ever before. That will be the catalyst of this new productivity revolution—delivered through these new social enterprise platforms. We have deployed Salesforce Chatter internally through our own beta program, and we are now using the social models proven by Facebook and Twitter to run our company. Our new social enterprise is built atop our existing business information and applications. It’s not partitioned off from other Read More...
How to Respond Faster to Customer Feedback
What’s the best way to know if your customers are satisfied? Simply ask them. Conducting customer surveys without the right tools, however, can demand a lot of

make to order operation eto  Indeed, response time can make the difference between keeping customers and losing them. One way to respond faster to customer issues—and save time and effort—is by investing in an automated customer feedback system. Read More...
CMS Is to Content as SOA Is to Enterprise Applications
There’s no disputing the fact that content management systems (CMS) and service-oriented architecture (SOA) are closely related. From reuse, the ability to

make to order operation eto  Is to Content as SOA Is to Enterprise Applications There’s no disputing the fact that content management systems (CMS) and service-oriented architecture (SOA) are closely related. From reuse, the ability to loosely couple service and functions, to being able to combine services into a new form, SOA and CMS share many common threads in the enterprise world. Find out how the forces that have made SOA so important today are now doing the same for CMS in web site management. Read More...
5 DNS Security Risks That Keep You Up At Night (And How To Get Back To Sleep)
DDoS, cache poisoning, footprinting, oh my! Who knew that there were so many ways to threaten the security of your DNS? Read this white paper to find out all of

make to order operation eto  DNS Security Risks That Keep You Up At Night (And How To Get Back To Sleep) DDoS, cache poisoning, footprinting, oh my! Who knew that there were so many ways to threaten the security of your DNS? Read this white paper to find out all of the scary details about these attacks and what you can do to prevent them. Read More...
The IT Tipping Point for Midsized Companies: Deciding When to Move to Tier-one ERP
Many successful midsized companies reach a point when transitioning to a tier-one enterprise application system is necessary. Transitioning to a new enterprise

make to order operation eto  IT Tipping Point for Midsized Companies: Deciding When to Move to Tier-one ERP Many successful midsized companies reach a point when transitioning to a tier-one enterprise application system is necessary. Transitioning to a new enterprise resource planning (ERP) system is a challenge—but it may not be as complex as you think. Learn common myths about tier-one ERP systems, as well as how ERP solutions can help you manage regulatory compliance and track performance with key performance indicators. Read More...
Ariba Network to Move to SAP HANA
In keeping with its strategy to move everything to the cloud—and to the in-memory SAP HANA platform—SAP recently announced plans to move the Ariba Network to

make to order operation eto  to quickly analyze and make decisions based upon that, all within one central location. The new capabilities, which can be added on an “opt-in” basis, will be previewed at the upcoming SAPPHIRENOW 2014 conference in June. (To hear Ariba’s Chris Haydon discuss the company’s 2014 product road map, check out the Briefings Direct podcast ).   Still, my prediction is that with the best case scenario perhaps 90 percent of Ariba’s entire functional scope will be on HANA in 3 years. Ariba wants to Read More...
How to Use Technology to Redefine Today’s Economy
Daniel Burrus examines how using technology can not only help organizations lower costs and become more efficient, but also redefine today’s economy. Learn the

make to order operation eto  as well as what makes you unique. Then decide how technology can redefine the way you compete. For example, when was the last time you bought something from the Polaroid Company ? At one time, they were the king of instant photography. But then technology and digital photography changed their industry, and the way they competed (instant photography) changed—but Polaroid didn’t change with it. Instead, they made the mistake many businesses do: they used technology to get more efficient and lower their Read More...
GE Comes to Lunch. Want to Guess Who the Appetizer Will Be?
General Electric announced the effective slicing of its General Electric Information Services company into two new business units to focus on E-commerce. The

make to order operation eto  Comes to Lunch. Want to Guess Who the Appetizer Will Be? Event Summary General Electric Information Services (GEIS, a division of General Electric (NYSE: GE),) will become a holding company managing two new business units. GE Systems Services takes over the current infrastructure operations, including data centers, networks, and help desks. The other new company, GE Global Exchange Services, has four divisions that will focus on Internet Data Exchange, Enterprise Application Integration (EAI), Read More...
From Right Brain to Retail: Cutting Time-to-market with PLM
Apparel companies have to cut their lead times in half if they want to stay competitive—a difficult task without the right product lifecycle management (PLM

make to order operation eto  Right Brain to Retail: Cutting Time-to-market with PLM Apparel companies have to cut their lead times in half if they want to stay competitive—a difficult task without the right product lifecycle management (PLM) solution. In this white paper, you’ll discover how PLM solutions can help your company achieve faster time-to-market. And you’ll learn how integrating PLM with your enterprise resource planning (ERP) system maximizes the capabilities of both. Read More...
Best Practices in Food Traceability: Be Able to Respond to Audits in Just Minutes
Today’s ever-increasing frequency and cost of food and beverage recalls harm not only the companies directly affected, but all processors in the industry. See

make to order operation eto  Practices in Food Traceability: Be Able to Respond to Audits in Just Minutes Today’s ever-increasing frequency and cost of food and beverage recalls harm not only the companies directly affected, but all processors in the industry. See how leading food processors are turning to innovative software solutions, like Plex Online, to develop a complete food safety management system that enables them to achieve best practices in food and beverage processing quality and a high level of traceability. Read More...

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