Headquartered in Colorado, Streamline Systems follows a focused business strategy and proven approach when it comes to working with Engineer to Order (ETO), Build to Order (BTO) and Assemble to Order (ATO) client. Larry Cohn, Managing Director noted, "Over the years, we've developed verified methods that inject new value into unique one of a kind manufacturing business. We provide the solutions, tools, and advice needed to transform these operations. In the same way ETO manufacturers build products to client requirements, Streamline Systems take the same care and time to evaluate every clients distinct set of requirements before engaging, so we can be sure we are providing the highest value solution for their specific needs. We are proud to have Cyndi Crosby join our team.”
Engineer-to-Order (ETO) product designers face challenges to provide "mass customization" of their products better, faster, and cheaper than their competitors. An ETO automation system allows many or all portions of the ETO process to be automated, providing quicker turnaround, lower engineering costs, and consistent adherence to product rules and standards.
To survive, ETO manufacturers required new strategies and found that by developing custom, one-of-a-kind products, the margins and differentiation was possible.
One of the tools that ETO manufacturers need to stay ahead of the competition and keep operational costs low is workflow management. ETO manufacturers often have unique, complex business processes that help them differentiate their products or services from their competition. The ability to handle business processes in a predictable and timely fashion means people spend less time on non-value added activities and more time delivering quality products to customers.
Scheduling one-of-a-kind products and projects in engineer-to-order environments is quite different than scheduling for repetitive manufacturing. Production schedules are necessarily fluid in the ETO environment because the end-user customer is constantly making changes to the actual product.
Mark Douglas recently joined Streamline Systems. Douglas explained why Streamline Systems is a good fit with his talents: “I have had the opportunity to evaluate and work with most of the North American Microsoft Dynamics AX Partners. My personal success and values have everything to do with embracing the customer’s needs to make them successful. The best way to accomplish this goal is to focus on their industry, know the software differentiators, and put in the years of consulting experience to provide true insight. I am experienced in the manufacturing industry and trained in ERP consulting. Streamline Systems is the only Dynamics AX Manufacturing Partner whose clients are all successful and satisfied with their support. I am enthusiastic about being part of this team.”
Cyndi Crosby recently attended the Microsoft Dynamics AX Manufacturing Industry Summit and commented, “I am so impressed with the stellar reputation of Streamline within the Microsoft community and admire the Streamline corporate culture.” She looks forward to driving significant business growth in the Southeast Region.
ETO – Made in America. One of the headlines from an early February USA Today article reads “Manufacturing a star of an upbeat jobs report.” According to the article, factories added 49,000 jobs in January. “Higher demand is finally kicking in, particularly in emerging markets”, says economist Cliff Waldman of research group Manufacturers Alliance/MAPI. Productivity gains that let makers put off hiring last year amid economic uncertainty are wearing thin.
ETO = Made in America. One of the headlines from an early February USA Today article reads “Manufacturing a star of an upbeat jobs report.” According to the article, factories added 49,000 jobs in January. “Higher demand is finally kicking in, particularly in emerging markets”, says economist Cliff Waldman of research group Manufacturers Alliance/MAPI. Productivity gains that let makers put off hiring last year amid economic uncertainty are wearing thin.
Mark Douglas recently joined Streamline Systems. With more than twenty years of direct sales and leadership including exploring new markets, developing business models, driving growth, generating revenues, improving profits, and enhancing sales effectiveness, he understands the ETO market. Douglas is an empowering motivator and catalyst for successful sales pursuits, able to gain customer buy-in and generate excitement within major business projects while building credibility and delivering customer confidence. Possess significant experience with manufacturing, distribution, life sciences/biotech, and service companies. Douglas combines business acumen and ERP system knowledge with over a decade of business consulting, subject matter expertise, and industry experience.