Driving Engineer-to-Order Differentiation and Profitability (survey findings)

Driving Engineer-to-Order Differentiation and Profitability, Analyzing Trends and Best Practices in Product Configuration shares survey findings and interviews with leading manufacturers showing how Top Performers achieve higher revenue and profit margin growth through ETO best practice processes and technology. The research shares results of a survey of over 200 manufacturers and analyzes their use of

Improving Profitability for Configured Products

Improving Profitability for Configured Products: Leveraging Sales Configuration and Design Automation explores how companies can profitability tailor products to meet customer needs. The research investigates the experiences of several companies, revealing several key areas companies should focus on to improve their profitability. Please enjoy the summary below, or click the report to download a PDF overview (free

Webcast Driving a Competitive Edge Through Customization

Jim Brown joins Mark Rogers of Price HVAC and Rick Smith of Siemens PLM to discuss how to improve ETO processes and performance. Jim will share findings from a recent survey on what strategies, best practices, and enabling technologies top performing manufacturers use to gain higher profits from their customized products. Register now (free of charge, registration required)

Improving Company Profitability with ETO Success

Tech-Clarity’s Michelle Boucher will present at DriveWorks World to share research on the business impact of a successful Engineer-to-Order process. She will highlight key best practices for both quoting and engineering that will lead to greater profitability. The event will be held in Chicago March 16th – 20th. More information about the event can be found

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

The Bald Truth on Platform Design in Tech4PD Episode 5

As you have seen in the Tech4PD year in review, the consequences for losing a debate on engineering software can be severe. This time somebody shaves their head! Tough loss, that one! In this episode Chad and I discuss Platform Design and related design automation topics. Our debate is which technology should take the lead