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Engineer-to-order (ETO) ERP System for Electronics and High-tech Components Manufacturing
A U.S.-based manufacturer of high-tech components turned to TEC for help selecting an Engineer-to-order (ETO) enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution.
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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...
Profitable-to-promise: A New Exciting Era
Any manufacturing business is faced with promising accurate delivery dates for customer orders. At the same time, the manufacturer has to ensure that every

make to order operation eto  will be able to make decisions whether you will like to accept or reject the order. Sometimes urgent orders come and you will want to determine if shifting or canceling other, not-so-important orders will affect your bottom line. If raw material availability, machine capacity, and production lead time are known at the time of order taking, then it is possible to give a definite delivery date to the customer. This is known as capable-to-promise. If we can also provide information about customer, 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...
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...
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...
How to Create Dashboards People Love to Use
Dashboards have become a standard business tool over the last decade. Dozens of dashboard-building solutions have sprung up to meet the demand. Yet in the

make to order operation eto  to Create Dashboards People Love to Use Dashboards have become a standard business tool over the last decade. Dozens of dashboard-building solutions have sprung up to meet the demand. Yet in the flurry of technology and enthusiasm, little attention has been paid to how to design focused, thoughtful, and user-friendly dashboards. This guide will show you concepts and best practices for creating a high-impact dashboard that people love to use. Read More...
How to Use Lotus Domino to Publish Policies and Procedures Online
Does your company have a simple way to publish and maintain internal documentation? If people are using workarounds instead of reading documents on the

make to order operation eto  to Use Lotus Domino to Publish Policies and Procedures Online Does your company have a simple way to publish and maintain internal documentation? If people are using workarounds instead of reading documents on the corporate intranet, it’s a warning sign that there’s no appropriate publishing system in place. But there are alternatives and practical tips that can help you choose a cost-effective solution, based on the familiar Lotus Domino platform. 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...
How to Optimize ERP to Meet Wholesale Distribution Challenges
Efficient procurement and sourcing. Storing and moving inventories. Attracting and retaining customers. Such challenges have an impact on wholesale distributors

make to order operation eto  competitiveness, and profits. To make timely and informed decisions that can impact your business, you need answers to questions like “How can I offer value-added services to improve customer loyalty?” Get the answers to this and other key questions. 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...
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...
Using SumTotal Systems to Build a Structured Approach to Learning and Development
Murray Metals Group, an independent UK-based metal business, needed to develop a structured approach to learning across the organization and build a consistent

make to order operation eto  SumTotal Systems to Build a Structured Approach to Learning and Development Murray Metals Group, an independent UK-based metal business, needed to develop a structured approach to learning across the organization and build a consistent learning program across all 20 geographical locations. Murray Metals Group chose SumTotal® Learning Management to act as a central learning management resource, thereby successfully establishing a learning and development capability within the organization. See how. Read More...
How to Improve Business Results through Secure Single Sign-on to SAP
On top of the many challenges faced by IT managers today comes yet another challenge: ensuring efficient and secure user access to SAP. Because of the

make to order operation eto  to Improve Business Results through Secure Single Sign-on to SAP On top of the many challenges faced by IT managers today comes yet another challenge: ensuring efficient and secure user access to SAP. Because of the unencrypted communication between users’ workstations and the backend servers, the SAP environment—and the confidential data it stores—become vulnerable. With a secure single sign-on solution to SAP, however, you can significantly improve the security of this environment. Read More...
How To Conquer the Challenge of Delivering E-mail to 100,000+ Recipients
In the beginning, e-mail marketing was easy. But as e-mail lists have grown, so have Internet service provider (ISP) restrictions. Today, delivering your e-mail

make to order operation eto  To Conquer the Challenge of Delivering E-mail to 100,000+ Recipients In the beginning, e-mail marketing was easy. But as e-mail lists have grown, so have Internet service provider (ISP) restrictions. Today, delivering your e-mail newsletter can be a real challenge, especially with a list of over 10,000 recipients. Instead of adopting one of several seductive but outdated solutions, a better alternative may be to use an e-mail service provider. Read More...

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