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

Webcast on Leveraging Knowledge in Engineer to Order

Jim Brown will present his view on engineer to order (ETO) business value and best practices on the Mobilize Your Product Knowledge to Win More Engineer to Order Business webcast with Brian Grogan of Siemens PLM and Kip Alexander of Babcock & Wilcox. The presentation will discuss the business benefits and resulting complexity of customized

Rules-driven Product Management

Rules-driven Product Management: Achieving Greater Value from Customer-Specified Products highlights the manufacturing strategy of customizing products to exact customer specifications to combat commoditization, globalization, margin shrink and increased competition, and how Rules-driven Product Management can help. Please enjoy the free Executive Summary below, or click the report title above to download the full PDF (free

Mass Customization of Highly Configurable Products

Mass Customization of Highly Configurable Products: Designing, Selling and Producing “Simple” Products discusses the challenges that mass customization places on manufacturing companies. Describes how customization makes seemingly “simple” products complex to design, sell and produce.Please enjoy the free Executive Summary below, or click the report title above to download the full PDF (free of charge,