An increasing number of companies offer tailor-made solutions to their customers, and apply Engineer-To-Order (ETO) to ensure each product is designed for customer-specific requirements. This way of working is accompanied by high costs and a longer delivery time. By switching from Engineer-To-Order to Configure-To-Order (CTO), you can respond to customer-specific requirements in a shorter time and at significantly lower costs. Configure-To-Order is also known as ‘smart customization’ or ‘smart customization’. You work with standardized building blocks and properties, from which you can create various versions of your product. For example, you can configure up to 100 different products with only 10 components.
Customer reference: Larson Juhl
Larson-Juhl is a manufacturer and distributor of timeless and innovative custom picture frame mouldings. Their designers and manufacturing teams work hand-in-hand to create enduring frame designs in all of the popular home furnishing styles, so their custom framing customers can help clients preserve their treasures and add beauty to their homes.
“With e-Con we’ve been able to reduce order processing time by more than half, from 48 hours per order to less than 24 hours. And within 10 minutes after receiving an order, we can start with the production process”