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What is ETO?

What is ETO?

Engineer to order (ETO) is a type of manufacturing process. The process begins when the company receives a sales order with the specifications for a new product. Manufacturers design, engineer and produce unique products from start to finish for customers.

During ETO, customer’s work with the manufacturing team to produce the end result. ETO is usually used to produce complex or specialist products. These can include specialist vehicles, electronics, machinery and industrial cranes. It is common practice in the aerospace, defence, agriculture, software and energy industries.

The MORE Manufacturing philosophy

The MORE Manufacturing philosophy

In Manufacturing (like professional sports), its all about minimising mistakes. Mistakes cost you the game. So it is unforgivable for software to 'allow' duplicate entries, accidental keying mistakes and lack of critical visibility of data. Software should illuminate the problems and bottlenecks (Lean) and ring the alert bells, not hide the mess within obsure data.