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ETO Manufacturers Issue a Challenge to ERP Vendors
Perhaps you may have not heard the term engineer-to-order (ETO) before, but perhaps your business is one of thousands that designs and builds custom equipment

design quotation format  unique style of manufacturing—they design products to customer specifications, using a unique set of item numbers, bill of materials (BOM), and routings. Business is usually awarded to an ETO manufacturer based on estimates and quotations. Products can be complex, with long lead times and requiring a number of complex subassemblies to build. Recently a paradigm shift has occurred in the realm of manufacturing, and ETO organizations are leading a call to change as a means of business survival. ETO

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Linux and Open Source IT Services (Excel Format) RFI/RFP Template

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Smaller Vendors Can Still Provide Relevant Business Systems Part Two: Market Impact


ERP and other enterprise applications products will thus demonstrate deep industry functionality and tight integration with best-of-breed 'bolt-on' products in a particular vertical, which also means adding sector-specific, fine-grained capabilities.

design quotation format  of product designs and design changes As already stated in TEC's earlier research article ERP Systems and the ETO Manufacturing Market , a vast majority of manufacturing-oriented ERP systems have been largely amenable to repetitive, volume-based manufacturing environments that rely on the movement of materials either through functionally-oriented work centers or product-oriented production lines, and are designed to maximize efficiencies and lower unit cost by producing products in large lots. Standard Read More

Quote-to-order: The Major Players in the Manufacturing Arena


The latest generation of quote-to-order systems uses knowledge-based software to help reduce an organization’s dependence on its highly skilled experts. The ability to harness a company’s intellectual property and know-how helps build competitive advantage.

design quotation format  expertise of the various design and service personnel (please see Q2O Systems: Solutions for Quotation Management and Pricing Configuration ). For more background, please see The Basics of Quote-to-order Systems , The Complexities of Quote-to-order and Possible Solutions , and The Essential Components of Quote-to-order Applications . Knowledge Management Comes to the Aid of Engineer-to-order Manufacturers The latest generation of Q2O systems goes a step further by using knowledge-based software to reduce Read More

Optimize Internal Supply Chain


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design quotation format  strategy, systems architecture and design, application implementation, networks, systems and production work cell integration and related services. We help clients capitalize on information technology to achieve their business objectives and build real-time enterprises. Enterprise Solutions QR Systems has an experienced team of professionals with expertise in Quick Response techniques and information technology. Our enterprise solutions consist of four interrelated components. Together these components Read More

Encompix--Thriving on Encompassing Complexity Part One: Event Summary


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.

design quotation format  bidirectional interface to CAD design and project management tools such as Microsoft Project . Many customers require weekly progress reports and are comfortable with the MS Project format, but the product on its own cannot give the visibility and scheduling over a great number of concurrent products, and that is where the products like Encompix come into the picture. Encompix indeed seems to have responded to many nitty-gritty aspects of the project-based industries. After over a decade of somewhat Read More

Linux and Open Source IT Services (OpenDocument Format) RFI/RFP Template


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design quotation format  and Open Source IT Services (OpenDocument Format) RFI/RFP Template The Linux and Open Source IT Services (OpenDocument Format) RFI/RFP Template lists and describes 985 features and functions found in Linux and Open Source IT Services (OpenDocument Format) software solutions. This Open Source and Linux, IT Services Template can help you save time, control costs, and communicate clearly with vendors at nearly every stage of your Linux and Open Source IT Services (OpenDocument Format) software selection Read More

PTC Live Global 2013: All About Design for “Servitization” —Part One


This was my third time attending the PTC Live Global (formerly PlanetPTC Live) conference, and by now I can say with some conviction that, compared to its large product lifecycle management (PLM) and computer aided design (CAD) software peers, PTC provides the most inspiring keynote presentations by its top executives and customers. There are no flashy marketing gimmicks, overselling, and industry

design quotation format  Global 2013: All About Design for “Servitization” —Part One This was my third time attending the PTC Live Global (formerly PlanetPTC Live ) conference, and by now I can say with some conviction that, compared to its large product lifecycle management (PLM) and computer aided design (CAD) software peers, PTC provides the most inspiring keynote presentations by its top executives and customers. There are no flashy marketing gimmicks, overselling, and industry gobbledygook, but rather down-to-earth Read More

Llamasoft: Supply Chain Design, Modeling, and Analytics Across Product Lines


LLamasoft, long known for strong supply chain design expertise, says that “supply chain design, modeling and analytics” is the more appropriate way to think about this Ann Arbor, Michigan-based firm. Now the last independent supply chain network design firm, LLamasoft focuses on the supply chain execution (that is to say, not planning) side of things. Toby Brzoznowski (co-founder and executive

design quotation format  for strong supply chain design expertise, says that “supply chain design, modeling and analytics” is the more appropriate way to think about this Ann Arbor, Michigan-based firm. Now the last independent supply chain network design firm, LLamasoft focuses on the supply chain execution (that is to say, not planning) side of things. Toby Brzoznowski  (co-founder and executive vice president) reports that the company is continuing to grow very fast, broaden its product lines, and invest heavily in R&D. Read More

PTC Creo to Be Available as Virtual Desktop CAD


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design quotation format  was that PTC Creo design and analysis applications will soon be available and supported in a Virtual Desktop environment . In design and manufacturing environments today, corporations need to have the ability to get global teams up and running quickly in new locations, and they need all teams to be able to easily access the latest software installation by updating from a single server. Virtualization of PTC Creo design and analysis applications can help IT managers accomplish this. Five of the ten Read More

Engineering and Architecture


The engineering and architecture (also known as civil engineering) industry deals with the planning, design, and maintenance of physical structures including roads, bridges, buildings, and so on. As one of the oldest engineering disciplines, engineering and architecture has a very long history and keeps evolving based on the advancement of science and technology.

Facing economic and technological waves together with shifting market demands, today’s engineering and architecture firms need to address the following trends or challenges in order to be successful in their business practices.

design quotation format  deals with the planning, design, and maintenance of physical structures including roads, bridges, buildings, and so on. As one of the oldest engineering disciplines, engineering and architecture has a very long history and keeps evolving based on the advancement of science and technology. Facing economic and technological waves together with shifting market demands, today’s engineering and architecture firms need to address the following trends or challenges in order to be successful in their business Read More

RFID Architecture Strategy


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design quotation format  Reader. Consequently, enterprise-scale Solution Design and Integration are emerging as key areas in RFID deployments. To realize the potential of RFID, enterprises must have an RFID Architecture strategy that integrates data from the hardware layer with existing systems. Source : Infosys Technologies Resources Related to RFID Architecture Strategy : Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) (Wikipedia) RFID Architecture Strategy Architecture Strategy is also known as : Application Architecture Strategy , Read More

Microsoft Axapta: Design Factors Shape System Usage Part Two: Distribution Environments


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design quotation format  Axapta: Design Factors Shape System Usage Part Two: Distribution Environments This note is a reprint of Chapter 12 of Managing Your Supply Chain using Microsoft Axapta by Dr. Scott Hamilton System Usage in Distribution Environments The standardized functionality in an ERP system shapes its usage. Efforts to use the system should be guided by (rather than run counter to) its fundamental underlying design. This section reviews the major design factors affecting system usage in a distribution Read More

SAP Backpedals Its SaaS Forays -- By Design or Under Duress?


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Cadence Acquires Jasper, Broadens Verification Capabilities


Cadence Design Systems, a leading provider of global electronic design innovation, acquires Jasper Design Automation, a leading provider of formal analysis solutions, to enhance its verification capabilities. Find out how this will impact Cadence customers.

design quotation format  Broadens Verification Capabilities Cadence Design Systems, Inc. , a leading provider of global electronic design innovation, recently acquired Jasper Design Automation, Inc. , a leading provider of formal analysis solutions, for approximately $170 million in cash (about $140 million excluding Jasper’s cash on hand). Customers use Cadence electronic design automation (EDA) software, hardware, IP, and services to design and verify advanced semiconductors/integrated circuits, consumer electronics, Read More

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design quotation format  Display Pitfalls in Dashboard Design Presenting data and results is one of the fundamental stages of every business intelligence (BI) or business performance (BPM) deployment. Data is also important when adopting a new solution, and for the overall success of a BI project—even when the project stage does not represent any major technical challenge. A dashboard is the main screen by which end users, executives, managers, and information workers can see data generated by the BI system. Then, based on Read More