By Scott Heide, Founder and CEO, Engineering Intent ETO automation success starts with clear communication of a customer’s requirements. Proposed solutions must meet those requirements. Automating engineering and design steps means simplified management of modifications and nuances to documents. The automation must similarly extend to the customer. Disputes and disagreements arise when prospects fail to…
By Thomas R. Cutler Reducing complexity for engineer-to-order (ETO) manufacturers is finally possible. More than 50 percent of all manufacturers now acknowledge aspects of plant operations include customization. Many ETO companies assume it is impossible to automate the entire end-to-end process surrounding product configuration, design, engineering, and production.