COUNTERPART was profiled in the recent issue of Manufacturing Outlook e-zine. Manufacturing journalist, TR Cutler author of the article, discussed a 100% increase in ETO (engineer-to-order) manufacturing. According to Cutler, ETO has grown because of both customer customization demand as well as the fact that these projects produce significantly higher margins if managed correctly. What has not changed about these ETO manufacturers is that they build unique products designed to customer specifications. Read the article here.
According to Andrew Schutte, General Manager of COUNTERPART, when running an engineer-to-order company it is critical to meet client expectations consistently. Schutte shared, “At the same time, you must take on as large a workload as possible to maintain throughput and revenue. This all starts with the engineers who must effectively manage job timelines; an expedient handoff and streamlining reliable dates to engineering, procurement, manufacturing, and assembly is a must have. This can only happen with bi-directional SOLIDWORKS® integration, eliminating all double entry without importing and exporting of BOMs (bill of materials).”
Jacket Media is the parent company of Manufacturing Outlook e-zine. The publication highlights current manufacturing trends.
About COUNTERPART ETO ERP:
COUNTERPART is a full business operating software solution for engineer-to-order (ETO) manufacturers. COUNTERPART Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) significantly improves efficiency, visibility, and project management while reducing human error.
Unlike many ETO ERP solutions COUNTERPART is an engineering-centric solution. Most ERP systems are back-office accounting solutions and distracted by CRM and other operational functions. COUNTERPART ensures there are no features which detract from focusing on the BOM (Bill of Materials) to address the fast-changing engineering challenges of ETO manufacturers.
COUNTERPART enables manufacturing teams to access the information needed to do the job. By offering a bi-directional software solution integrated with SOLIDWORKS® to share real-time information with those who need it, engineers and purchasing have a non-stop and instantaneous job progress status report. These COUNTERPART elements allow ETO manufacturers to leverage the information to improve engineering efficiency.
According to COUNTERPART Sales Manager Todd Clevenger, “When ETO manufacturers improve visibility into project monitoring and focus on challenges and opportunities for improvement, best-in-class lean manufacturing is achieved.”
Clevenger also noted that the project management capability with COUNTERPART enhances teams’ efficiency by configuring the software solution to meet the work environment and specific engineering needs. Every job is assigned to the right team member prioritized by release date, lead times, due dates, and more. Every engineering-focused manufacturer will appreciate the critical functionality focus.”
Company Name: COUNTERPART
Contact Person: Todd Clevenger
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Phone: (616) 738-8922
Address:3455 John F Donnelly Dr.
Country: United States