ERP for the Made-to-Order and Engineer-to-Order Manufacturer
Succeeding in Make-to-Order (MTO) and Engineer-to-Order Manufacturing (ETO) requires meeting the diverse needs of clients quickly and efficiently, thus, demanding an equally proficient solution. In order to effectively manage these operations, ETO/MTO organizations need a production scheduling system that can manage unique job requirements, inventory control and visibility. Each product is made and engineered according to demand, making every step in the process critical for ensuring that resources are not wasted.
Synchronization across the supply chain, response to customers and quality control may seem like a tall order, especially while remaining on-budget. The complexity of the process leaves no room for storing data in multiple places, manual processes, missed deadlines and frustrated customers-especially if you’re looking to grow.
Technology such as an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system is fundamental in adapting to market demand fluctuations. MTO and ETO organizations need to look for production scheduling software that’s equipped with demand management capabilities and forecasting that is closely tied with inventory and stock level controls. Reacting to changes in production and scheduling is one thing, but doing so in a cost-effective manner requires not only a proper technology system, but also finding the right team to implement it.
Competition and customer demands are only becoming more urgent with global sourcing – making on-time and on-budget requirements more difficult than ever before. With the increasingly urgent nature of the business, finding the time to research the best ERP solution may translate as a disruption in business- despite the realization that something needs to change.
Make data entry for for supply chain bill of material updates a thing of the past by integrating your CAD software with Dynamics AX, NAV or Acumatica. Having this automatic transcript of material usage can increase engineering efficiency, provide more accurate and consistent information and helps save resources. Learn more by reading this article.
At Clients First Texas, our team understands Made-to-Order and Engineer-to-Order requirements. Based in Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas, our senior level personnel have been helping MTO and ETO manufacturing firms in the metroplex region, and beyond to leverage the correct production scheduling system to meet our clients’ needs and budget for over 20 years.
Understanding your operation and production process is important to us. We thrive on delivering powerful, yet flexible systems that can handle project changes while simultaneously adjusting inventory, scheduling and resources in real-time so that your growing operation never misses a beat.