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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...
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...
Best-of-breed Approach to Finance and Accounting
CODA''s savvy accounting and financial offerings include budgeting, forecasting, scorecards, and tools that use Microsoft Excel spreadsheets collaboratively and

make to order operation eto  application''s aggregation features often make the budgeting and planning process quicker, more dependable, and more predictable, giving financial professionals more time to analyze and consider their overall budget before making decisions crucial to the organization''s mid-term plans. Another analytic module worth mentioning is the CODA Collaborative Scorecard , which helps user organizations link corporate goals through group objectives and individual performance. Designed to be deployed to every desktop 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...
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 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...
The CIO’s Guide to Building a Mobile Device Management Strategy-And How to Execute On It
More and more workers are using smartphones and tablets to do their work—from anywhere at anytime. But managing these devices in the field can be difficult

make to order operation eto  and reporting tools that make it easy to manage mobile devices wherever they are. Read More...
End-to-End Monitoring Is Critical to Meeting End User Expectations Today and Tomorrow
To function as a business partner, IT must deliver service at predictable levels—and also contribute to enterprise strategy, by planning for services that

make to order operation eto  to-End Monitoring Is Critical to Meeting End User Expectations Today and Tomorrow To function as a business partner, IT must deliver service at predictable levels—and also contribute to enterprise strategy, by planning for services that enable growth. That’s why IT needs end-to-end infrastructure views that reveal issues as they happen, and track trends that predict future needs. But how can IT create unified views of the environment without draining critical resources? Read More...
3D Systems to Acquire Geomagic: Set to Capture Market Share of Scan-to-CAD Market
Recently, 3D Systems signed a definitive agreement to acquire Geomagic. Geomagic develops the software that is used for scanning physical objects into 3D data

make to order operation eto  Systems , Stratasys , MakerBot , Organovo , etc., still have an opportunity to innovate and enter different market verticals such as life sciences vertical of 3D printing, which is still an evolving domain. Read More...
Order Promising: Pre-Condition Your Enterprise for Operational Excellence
Simple questions often have complex answers. Whether they are speaking with you on the phone or placing an order on a Web storefront, your customers expect

make to order operation eto  against your need to make a consistent profit? If you expedite the order, will your margin erode to the point that it will cost you money instead of making you money? Given all of your other orders, do you have the capacity to produce the order by the requested date? Is it more profitable to ship the order from a distribution center hundreds of miles away or to build and ship it directly from the factory? You could use standard lead-times to answer these questions and hope for the best, but if the quoted 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...
10 Ways to Use ERP to Lean the Manufacturing Supply Chain
A lean supply chain is more than just those activities relating directly to supply chain management (SCM). Lean supply chain improvements require a commitment

make to order operation eto  Ways to Use ERP to Lean the Manufacturing Supply Chain A lean supply chain is more than just those activities relating directly to supply chain management (SCM). Lean supply chain improvements require a commitment to finding the correct mix of efficiency and responsiveness. But the reward is great for manufacturers that do embark on the path to lean. Using the right enterprise resource planning (ERP) software can be your key to reaping the benefits of lean SCM. Learn how. 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...
Expand Accelerators Datasheet: How to Use WAN Optimization to Solve the Server Consolidation Challenge
Delivering access to applications over the wide area networks (WANs) is now an essential aspect of any IT strategy to reduce total cost of ownership and improve

make to order operation eto  Accelerators Datasheet: How to Use WAN Optimization to Solve the Server Consolidation Challenge Delivering access to applications over the wide area networks (WANs) is now an essential aspect of any IT strategy to reduce total cost of ownership and improve return on investment. For example, server-based computing and server consolidation strategies can remove servers out of the branch offices to consolidate and centralize them in the data center, usually based on a virtualization infrastructure. Read More...

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