Personalized ProductsGrowing Profits with Personalized Products (survey results)

How can manufacturers grow profits by designing, selling and producing personalized products? Manufacturers have significantly increased the level of personalization in their products over the past five years, and customization will accelerate over the next five. Why? Companies across the manufacturing industries recognize that tailoring products drives increased differentiation, higher sales, and better margins. How

Customizing Products in 3D (survey invitation)

How do leading companies leverage 3D to configure and sell customized products? Please share your experience, thoughts, and lessons learned in this new customizing products in 3D survey. This survey is now closed, please check back for the resulting eBook. The 25 respondents that will receive a $20 Amazon gift card have not yet been

Product Line Engineering (PLE)How Product Line Engineering (PLE) Creates a Competitive Advantage

How Product Line Engineering (PLE) Creates a Competitive Advantage: Removing Time, Cost, and Complexity from the Systems Lifecycle discusses the growing importance of embedded software in today’s products and the resulting complexity. The report highlights the negative impacts of not managing this complexity. Despite these impacts, there are benefits of using the right software.  Those using the right

Webinar: Product Line Engineering – Increasing Competitive Advantage by Reducing Complexity Across the Lifecycle

During this webinar, Michelle Boucher joins Charles Krueger, CEO of BigLever Software. Together they discuss strategies for handling increasing complexity, meeting varying customer needs, and managing product lines, especially for software-intensive products. The webinar focuses on product line engineering and includes a discussion on: Successful approaches to product line engineering (PLE) for managing product variation How embedded software, combined with the

Optimizing the Bidding Process

Optimizing the Bidding Process: How Industrial Equipment Manufacturers Can Win More Business focuses on the importance of getting the bidding process right. Bids require a quick response, yet must be competitively priced, without sacrificing margins. Getting this right is a challenge for many companies, but is especially difficult for businesses such as industrial equipment manufacturers offering Engineer-to-Order

What’s Happening in Engineer to Order (ETO) and Design Automation?

Engineer to Order is a great way to increase sales and improve margins for some and a business reality for those in industries that demand products that fit into their customers’ environments. It’s also one of my favorite topics because I have seen the issue from the ERP / sales configurator side of things as well