Industrial Journalist TR Cutler Predicts Growth in ETO Manufacturing

November 10 08:04 2020
Industrial Journalist TR Cutler Predicts Growth in ETO Manufacturing

Industrial journalist, TR Cutler recently interviewed Andrew Schutte, General Manager of COUNTERPART ETO ERP discussing the projected growth trajectory of engineer-to-order (ETO) manufacturing over the next five years.  The article can be read in Enterprise Technology Review here

According to Cutler, fifteen years ago (2005), approximately 25% of all North American manufacturers were ETO (Engineer-to-Order), yet very few knew it. ETO solutions will ensure the high profit margins which make manufacturers gravitate toward customization and meet the unique demands of customers. More than 50% of all manufacturers now acknowledge aspects of plant operations include customization. 

According to Schutte, COUNTERPART automation technology empowers engineers with the knowledge whether a project is on-schedule and on-budget. Automation provides real-time visibility of potential problems or overruns which must be corrected before costs escalate. Only when project management and the ability to collect and report costs are automated, can the potential profitability be realized. 

Without integration to SOLIDWORKS engineers must manually enter data into property fields (causing potential human error). Alternatively, non-engineering administrators may manually enter data into fields inaccurately as well. 

Authenticated SOLIDWORKS integration eliminates the need for dual entry of properties. By setting material, finish, description, and other qualities in SOLIDWORKS, everyone in the organization can see the information. 

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About TR Cutler, Inc. 

Thomas R. Cutler is the President and CEO of Fort Lauderdale, Florida-based, TR Cutler, Inc., the largest manufacturing communication firm worldwide with four dozen industry experts and thought leaders on staff. Cutler is celebrating the 21-year anniversary of the Manufacturing Media Consortium. 

During COVID-19 Cutler is advising manufacturers, industrial leaders, supply chain professionals, and C-level executives how to best navigate Q1 2021 and beyond. 

Cutler has authored more than 8,000 articles for a wide range of manufacturing periodicals, industrial publications, and business journals. Cutler is the most published freelance industrial journalist worldwide, and more than 4700 industry leaders follow Cutler on Twitter daily at @ThomasRCutler.

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