Trakware specializes in lean business-critical functions such as estimating, advanced scheduling, job costing, production management and labor as well as material shop floor data collection. TRAKware software fully integrates with existing ERP systems, as well as major software providers for financials, engineering design, optimization, payroll and wireless interaction for mobile workers. Trakware recognizes ETO manufacturing as a process and includes a wide range of industry sectors including Architectural Woodworking, Cabinets, Store Fixtures, Doors and Windows, Furniture, Oil and Gas Fabrication, Solid Surface, Metal Fabrication, and Custom Electronics.
According to Randy Richel, CEO of Trakware, "MES for ETO manufacturers is distinct because two products are seldom the same. Commonality in metals, processes, designs are somewhat repetitive, but variances (such as cavity and core configurations)
Just a few of the ETO technology solution requirements include:
An accurate method for estimating, job costing with a closed-loop estimate to actual
Progress reports for clients, progressive billing and shop scheduling
Shop floor data collection
Purchasing and receiving / material management
Accounting and CAD links
According to manufacturing journalist TR Cutler, “There has been a 900% increase in ETO manufacturing in that past four years because end-users require product specifications that go far beyond the standard SKU or off-the-shelf solution. ETO (engineer-to-
ETO companies are turning to Trakware for a cohesive solution starting with estimating that automatically populate the contracts or projects won to enable:
• production management
• automatic creation of Bills of Material (BOM's)
• material requirements
• inventory management
• labor scheduling and tracking (shop floor and field)
• work order creation
• change management and releasing
About Trakware Systems Inc.
Founded in 1995, TRAKware (www.trakware.com)
TRAKware's innovative and proven parametric configuration engine provides leading benefits to estimating, manufacturing, and engineering, throughout the entire project lifecycle. ETO companies may utilize a very cost-effective leasing solution following the initial demonstration. Richel insists a demonstration of the TRAKware solution has ETO manufacturers thrilled. Call 780-264-6838.