Engineer to order solutions are created from the ground up in order to meet the unique requirements of both ETO and project-based manufacturers. Traditional offerings that have developed for a regular business model just don’t fit the bill of what engineer to order manufacturers require, so solutions that fill this gap with specially-designed capabilities are crucial to the entire product lifecycle ranging from conception all the way to the finished product.
It is vital that when implementing an engineer to order product, businesses are aware of several important points, including the fact that although ordinary MRP-based systems utilize a standard cost model with engineer to order manufacturers, the cost is based on things other than having a standard cost in place, encompassing detailed BOM and routings, material cost, labor hours and overhead; inventory valuation at standard cost; and measuring performance by calculating variances against standard cost, according to company officials at Consona.
In fact, sometimes implementing an engineer to order offering can fail due to a variety of reasons, including not enough time being put in those in managerial positions, not enough prior planning in place, resources falling short or just picking the wrong system entirely.
When teaming with engineer to order provider IFS, those worries can be completely erased as the company’s success is due to its deep industry knowledge and partnerships.
Also, the organization is touted as being fully committed to product excellence through continued technology leadership and quality software and delivery.
Earlier this week, TMCnet reported that when German-based Völkl Sports wished to streamline all vital business operations which could then be combined into one seamlessly integrated project, it ultimately turned to IFS, giving workers access to a system “which is proof against the future and open for modifications,” according to the report. “The integration of the individual IFS Applications components minimizes the input effort and creates a high level of transparency within the enterprise. By integrating all necessary business processes from development to dispatch electronically in IFS Applications, the information flow between production site and sales organization at Völkl could be optimized.”
“The persons in charge know at any time which shop must get which ski model at which time. The scheduling of reliable delivery dates represents a definite competitive advantage,” it said.
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Edited by Braden Becker