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The Practical Realities of Automating ETO Business Processes
Today, engineer-to-order (ETO) manufacturers—also known as project-based manufacturers—experience significant market pressure across their sales, engineering

eto consultant help  lead time.” Vincent Bozzone, ETO Consultant Delta Dynamics, Inc Five Steps for Automating ETO Business Processes Manufacturers can significantly improve key business metrics while incorporating the latest company knowledge into every new design through the implementation of ETO automation software. Many ETO companies have known this for years and frequently attempt to piece together solutions from available tools and inhouse custom programming efforts.All too often, however, this approach results in

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Federal Contract Management and Vendors' Readiness Part One: Entry of Small Vendors into Federal Contracts


When all enterprise vendors go for ERP and like solutions to help improve the business of small, midsize, and large aerospace and defense (A&D); engineer-to-order (ETO); contract manufacturing; maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO); and like project-oriented manufacturing companies they may face the need to meet government contract requirements.

eto consultant help  the peculiar traits of ETO and project-based manufacturing, such as Project-Oriented Versus Generic GL-Oriented ERP/Accounting Systems and Caution! Will A Traditional ERP System Help You Deliver Projects? The APICS dictionary defines ETO as products whose customer specifications require unique engineering design, significant customization, or new purchased materials. Each customer order results in a unique set of part numbers, bills of material, and routings. A closely related term to ETO is project Read More

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Due to the complexity of engineer-to-order (ETO manufacturing, companies must move beyond the features typically offered by a traditional enterprise resource planning (ERP) implementation. Learn about the specific ERP features and functions that help ETO manufacturers reduce costs, shorten cycle times, and improve ordering while maintaining high quality, and discover the key steps to enhance an ETO ERP implementation.

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The former die-hard IBM AS/400-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) supplier to mid-market manufacturing companies, MAPICS, seems to have found its soul after the recent acquisition of its former competitor Frontstep and Frontstep's extended-ERP product line on a Microsoft .NET-based technology platform. While another acquisition of an ERP competitor is not very likely, MAPICS seems to have rather opted for lateral acquisitions of strategic extension products, starting with the MAGIK! PLM product.

eto consultant help  (ATO) and less-intricate engineer-to-order (ETO) manufacturing environments. MAPICS' focus has also long been on embedding workflow functionality designed to support business processes across many functional areas, having first delivered this capability for design and engineering functions, and having recently expanded workflow throughout the entire product. It has paired well with the Ceimis' proficiency with the workflow side of PLM, which will be addressed later on. The most recent version of MAPICS Read More

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