Infor CloudSuite Industrial (SyteLine) ERP Software for MTO and ETO Manufacturers
Achieving success in MTO (Make-to-Order) and ETO (Engineer-to-Order) Manufacturing requires meeting the diverse needs of clients quickly and efficiently. Today’s increasingly sophisticated consumers demand more configurable and personalized products. As a result, manufacturers like you need to implement new processes to meet the challenges that come from mass customization. With the right technologies in place, you can accommodate your customers’ needs and positively differentiate from the competition. An aggressively proficient software solution will be essential in this pursuit of excellence.
In order to effectively manage operations, MTO and ETO companies need a production scheduling system that can manage unique job requirements, inventory control and visibility. Each product is made and engineered according to demand, making every step in the process critical for ensuring that resources are preserved. You must ensure that your ERP system can manage the complexities of custom orders, including the ability to schedule staff and resources, stage the necessary raw materials, and automatically replenish inventory.
“We initially looked at 15 ERP solutions - further narrowing that to 5 and in the end, SyteLine was the best fit for our business.” - Brian McCloskey, Director of Business Systems, Laser Mechanisms
Improve collaboration - Real-time collaboration and data sharing foster greater cooperation between engineers, suppliers, and production teams—essentially bringing together departments that often operate in organizational silos.
Deliver high-quality aftermarket service - A large part of what makes manufacturing so complex is the sheer quantity and variation of components and configurations. Most older, generic ERP systems can’t keep track of such intricate operations. An advanced ERP system that’s designed specifically for manufacturing, however, can easily manage all these parts and configurations.
Track your complicated financials - Tracking every financial element of production to maintain margins is particularly complicated in such a vast, complicated manufacturing environment. With a fully integrated, end-to-end system that includes financial analytics, manufacturers can quickly and easily determine the costs of production and assembly, as well as the resulting profitability of customer contracts and aftermarket service agreements.
Implement robust quality control - Those profits will erode even further, if manufacturers aren’t able to build products that meet their customers’ precise specifications. Everyone within an organization must shoulder the responsibility for quality. So, personnel throughout an organization— from line-of-business managers to engineers and technicians—need access to critical data and the ability to monitor real-time status of production, resources, and parts availability.
Infor CloudSuite Industrial (SyteLine) ERP Software is Modern and Innovative
Customers today are highly demanding. They have high expectations for quality, value and as-promised delivery. The increased capabilities for highly configured and customized products have also lead to the rise of consumerization in manufacturing— where consumers become engaged in design collaboration, product configuration, and personalization of products. While this trend is dramatically increasing the complexity of manufacturing, modern ERP solutions also offer valuable tools for managing MTO (make-to-order) products with minimal disruptions.
Whether a manufacturer’s product line is MTO or ETO, manufacturers and customers need to work closely together to meet the customers’ specifications. Often this includes the manufacturer acting as a trusted advisor—steering customers toward optimal designs, and products well suited for their specific application. The manufacturer’s knowledge and experience can help customers meet their needs.
Only a modern ERP system that’s designed specifically for manufacturing and that integrates with social business collaboration, financial, quality control, and demand planning tools can keep track of all the moving pieces.
Infor CloudSuite Industrial (SyteLine) ERP
- Pre-Configured Processes and Workflow
- Project and Program Management Capabilities
- Supports Highly Customized Product Offerings
- Global Supply-Chain Visibility
- Lower Total Cost of Ownership
- Rapid Deployment