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COUNTERPART ETO ERP Profiled in The Manufacturing Report Magazine

August 17
10:50 2020
COUNTERPART ETO ERP Profiled in The Manufacturing Report Magazine

Andrew Schutte, General Manager of COUNTERPART recently discussed the increase of ETO (engineer-to-order) manufacturing over the past fifteen years in The Manufacturing Report magazine. Read the article here.

Manufacturing journalist, TR Cutler author of the article, noted ETO has grown because of both customer customization demand as well as the fact that these projects produce significantly higher margins if managed correctly. What has not changed about these ETO manufacturers is that they build unique products designed to customer specifications. Each product requires an exclusive set of item numbers, bills of material, and routings.

According to Schutte, when running an engineer-to-order company it is critical to meet client expectations consistently. Schutte shared, “This all starts with the engineers who must effectively manage job timelines; an expedient handoff and streamlining reliable dates to engineering, procurement, manufacturing, and assembly is a must have. This can only happen with bi-directional SOLIDWORKS® integration, eliminating all double entry without importing and exporting of BOMs (bill of materials). The result is saving valuable time and improving accuracy while effectively communicating partial or full BOMs to purchasing and manufacturing.”

SOLIDWORKS Product Data Management (PDM) products manage and synchronize design data across the entire enterprise with a single, easily deployable solution tightly integrated with all SOLIDWORKS applications.

The Manufacturing Report presents the latest news, events, company information, and resources in the manufacturing industry. 


COUNTERPART is a full business operating software solution for engineer-to-order (ETO) manufacturers. COUNTERPART Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) significantly improves efficiency, visibility, and project management while reducing human error. 

Unlike many ETO ERP solutions COUNTERPART is an engineering-centric solution.  Most ERP systems are back-office accounting solutions and distracted by CRM and other operational functions. COUNTERPART ensures there are no features in the technology which detract from the need focus on the BOM (Bill of Materials) needed to address the fast-changing engineering challenges of ETO manufacturers

COUNTERPART enables manufacturing teams to access the information needed to do the job. By offering a bi-directional software solution integrated with SOLIDWORKS® to share real-time information with those who need it, engineers and purchasing have a non-stop and instantaneous job progress status report. These COUNTERPART elements allow ETO manufacturers to leverage the information to improve engineering efficiency.

According to COUNTERPART Sales Manager Todd Clevenger, “When ETO manufacturers improve visibility into project monitoring and focus on challenges and opportunities for improvement, best-in-class lean manufacturing is achieved.”

Clevenger also noted that the project management capability with COUNTERPART enhances teams’ efficiency by configuring the software solution to meet the work environment and specific engineering needs. Every job is assigned to the right team member prioritized by release date, lead times, due dates, and more. Every engineering-focused manufacturer will appreciate the critical functionality focus.”

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