Andrew Schutte of COUNTERPART ETO ERP Sees Engineer-to-Order (ETO) Pump Manufacturers Face Constant Engineering Revisions

Andrew Schutte of COUNTERPART ETO ERP Sees Engineer-to-Order (ETO) Pump Manufacturers Face Constant Engineering Revisions

Andrew Schutte, General Manager at COUNTERPART ETO ERP, discussed how engineer-to-order pump manufacturers are constantly managing revisions to meet the custom, one-of-a-kind demands of customers. Read the recent issue of Empowering Pumps & Equipment magazine here

According to Schutte, recognizing that there may not be an off-the-shelf solution available, custom built pumping units for marine, mining, oilfield, dewatering, and other services require special attention. Often pump sizing is needed to achieve the highest possible operating efficiency. Many OEM firms provide high quality, cost effective, custom pump solutions. 

Pump manufacturers produce customized solutions specifically designed for streamlining workflow. The ETO manufacturing process means engineers are constantly making new and different components (as opposed to high quantity repetitive manufacturing). For pump engineers using SOLIDWORKS, integration is vital and even stronger if paired with SOLIDWORKS PDM. New assemblies with many shared components (yet never the same) are ideal when looking to streamline the engineering to production flow. 

Schutte noted, “Data integration allows engineers to drill into the bill of materials (BOMs) and item level discrepancies for each model. Automation for ETO pump makers ensures highly paid engineers with unique skillsets are more productive. Contemporary ETO ERP solutions reduce the routine work so that experienced engineers design better pumps and quote more business. Automating nonvalue-added functions guarantees increased productivity and profits for pump equipment manufacturers.” 

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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 which detract from focusing on the BOM (Bill of Materials) 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.”

Watch this video to learn more. Call 616-738-8922 to schedule a demo. Follow COUNTERPART on Twitter at @COUNTERPARTERP.

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