Engineer to Order Leader Trakware Solves ERP Product Limitations

Engineer to Order Leader Trakware Solves ERP Product Limitations
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June 7, 2012 - PRLog -- Engineer-to-order is a style of manufacturing rather that one specific industry grouping. Founded in 1995, TRAKware software allows any manufacturer with unique requirements of a custom engineered-to-order business, in any industry, to have total control of each and every order through the plant. Trakware is the leader in delivering innovative solutions for project-based manufacturers.

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) often play a major role in production time and costs."

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
Part tracking
Shop floor data collection
Purchasing and receiving / material management
QA reporting
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-order) manufacturing requires that MES solutions are capable of a tight integration between projected (estimated) and actual costs; engineering and production management (purchasing, job costing); and, CAD/CAM and production.

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 (  software empowers business-critical functions such as estimating, scheduling, project management, business process management, workflow and optimization, job costing, production management, inventory, capacity management and planning, shop floor and field installation labor/material data collection. TRAKware integrates with existing, and leading software providers for financial accounting (Intuit QuickBooks, Sage, JD Edwards, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Oracle Financials), engineering design, optimization, payroll and wireless.
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.

TRAKware Systems
Randy Richel
Source:TR Cutler
Tags:Erp, Eto, Mes, Manufacturing Software
Location:United States
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