Every business faces unique opportunities and challenges. Our expertise, acquired from working with thousands of manufacturers, enables us to fulfill your specific requirements. Our software suite addresses a wide variety of production methods.


Make to Stock/Forecast

Products are purchased or manufactured to meet forecasts and put into stock. This is the dominant approach used today across many industries and refers to products that are built before a final purchaser has been identified, with production volume driven by historical demand information.

Assemble to Order

Products are assembled after an order is received. This approach requires that the basic parts for the product are already manufactured but not yet assembled. Once an order is received, the parts are assembled quickly and shipped to the consumer.

Make to Order

Products are manufactured after an order is received. This is the oldest style of order fulfillment and is the most appropriate one for highly customized or low volume products. The main advantages of this approach in environments of high product variety is the ability to supply the consumer with the exact product specification required, the reduction in sales discounts and finished good inventory, as well as a reduction in stock obsolescence risk.

Process-driven

Products are manufactured after an order is received. This is the oldest style of order fulfillment and is the most appropriate one for highly customized or low volume products. The main advantages of this approach in environments of high product variety is the ability to supply the consumer with the exact product specification required, the reduction in sales discounts and finished good inventory, as well as a reduction in stock obsolescence risk.

Configure to Order

Products have some variability and features / options are selected when an order is received. It is the best approach in scenarios where mass customization and a quick response time to order fulfillment are required. It is a hybrid of make to stock and assemble to order operations — it leverages sub-assemblies that were made to stock and assembles them after receipt of an order.

Field Repair and Service

Products made by a manufacturer, or a third-party, are repaired and / or enhanced. This approach requires the creation and maintenance of inventory and, the costing of that inventory is independent from production.

Engineer to Order

Large and/or complex products that require unique engineering design, significant customization or new materials. Since the products tends to be complex, customers engage with the company throughout the entire design and manufacturing phases to ensure their specifications are met. Each order results in a unique set of part numbers, bills of material and routings.

Project-driven

Large and/or complex products are designed and completed using project management applications This approach, which uses make to order as its foundation, relies on project management, especially in such areas as task scheduling or resource management.

Design, Supply and Install

Products are designed, supplied and/or installed often without the consumer needing to provide precise specifications. This approach is dominant in the technology industry, most commonly to describe pre-built computer "packages" in which everything needed to perform a certain task is put together by the supplier and sold as a bundle.

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