There is help for ETO companies who seek automation.
Is the custom and engineering-heavy nature of your configuration process putting increasing strain on your engineering team?
Is your product manufactured and assembled in low quantities?
Do you have limited or individual customer specifications?
Are outputs subject to large cost penalties for lateness?
25% of North American manufacturing companies are ETO
ETO companies are growing at a rate of 20%
For Engineer to Order, engineering is the largest controllable consumer of lead time taking up to 50% of the total time
ETO companies think that it is impossible to automate the entire end-to-end process surrounding product configuration, design, engineering, and production. However, KBMax can act as your “Virtual Engineer” to reduce errors and speed up the sales and manufacturing process.
Your company can deliver an increasingly remarkable variety of products while dramatically accelerating your transactions, saving cost, labor, and time-to-market.
Get assistance with design and estimating
Generate more accurate estimates and better product designs with fewer errors. Automate CAD models and drawings and their sub-components.
Extend your company’s standard offerings
Quickly and accurately configure your products based on pre-built components and rules. Minimize the back-and-forth between the buyer, the sales team, and engineering.
Boost your production speed and your margins
Accelerated production schedules and on-time product deliveries while reducing job costs and improving profitability. Integrate inventory management to ensure availability and avoid duplication.
There is most likely repeatability somewhere in your ETO process, in product components, or sub-components. KBMax Snap allows you to set up your engineering rules to control those aspects of the design and configuration phase.
Provide detailed and dynamic sales drawings, cut sheets, parts lists, and assembly instructions so your manufacturing team knows exactly how to deal with final assembly.
Detailed Bills of Materials (BOM) are also auto-generated, ensuring a seamless transition from ordering to parts picking and the build and assembly phase.
KBMax Connector seamlessly integrates with your existing architecture to read/write from databases, make web service calls, send emails, and has a full REST API to integrate with virtually any business system.
Push and pull data from ERP systems like Oracle, SAP, NetSuite & Infor or CRM/CPQ platforms like Salesforce or CAD systems like SolidWorks and Creo or your PLM like Propel.
"We have a simple product with numerous and sometimes complex and unlimited option catalog. KBMax allows us to handle 95% of the custom requests without needing to use outside drawing programs to meet the customer's needs."