Encompix--Thriving on Encompassing Complexity Part One: Event Summary by P.J. Jakovljevic If Encompix has for any reason deliberately maintained its ETO-oriented (engineer-to-order) enterprise resource planning system as one of the best-kept secrets in the complex manufacturing mid-market, it has certainly succeeded so far. However, given a certain number of viable solutions from more renowned and visible (even if not that focused) vendors, the company will have to spread the word much more aggressively from now on.
Lean manufacturing seeks to schedule based on customer demand.
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