Designed for engineer-to-order (ETO), make-to-order (MTO), configure-to-order (CTO), assemble-to (ATO) or hybrid manufacturers, the VLC Solutions helps you master business processes that include:
- Quote Management.
- Product Data Management.
- Product Lifecycle Management.
- Concurrent Engineering.
- Collaboration with External Systems (CAD/CAM, PDM/PLM).
- Custom Builds or Configurations.
- Project-Based Manufacturing.
- Quality assurance and Control.
- Document Management.
- IP Management.
- Spare Parts Handling.
- Managing Sub-contracted Work.
- Lean Principles.
- MRO, Field Service Management, and Warranties.
- Planning and Scheduling Tasks.
- Engineering Change Management.
- Complex Costing.
Like most manufacturers of industrial equipment and components, commercial & OEM Machinery manufactures must keep pace with ongoing technology changes demanding customer's needs, cost pressures, and compressed delivery cycles. In addition, companies, like yours, often work with mixed manufacturing modes and diverse business models. For example, you may deal with unique, complex machinery development and installation common to an engineer-to-order manufacturing mode.Time:
Time constraints affect your ability to create flexible, detailed, and complete quotations for customers. The pressure to move faster than the competition impacts the development, prompt delivery, and installation of equipment. In addition, your organization needs to efficiently manage a long-term product lifecycle, including original design, engineering modification, retrofits, extensions, and refurbishing of existing machinery.Collaboration:
Effective collaboration is vital to managing cross-functional internal and/or external design teams. Your ability to meet expectations for manufacturing, execution, and delivery depends on and easy information exchange and interaction for customer, suppliers, and sub-contractors.Cost-Effectiveness:
Effective collaboration is vital to managing cross-functional internal and/or external design teams. Your ability to meet expectations for manufacturing, execution, and delivery depends on and easy information exchange and interaction for customer, suppliers, and sub-contractors.Complexity:
For commercial & OEM machinery manufacturers, the process of getting from design to final installation is a major task-in particular engineer-to-order
environments and often involves custom-designed and engineered components, produced individually or in a small series.
The sales process must also be highly flexible to keep pace with specific and changing customer demands. For Flexible a quotation (did tender) is often assembled by multiple people in multiple roles. Quotations can include elements for all phases of the project and need to be monitored through flexible work following. Addition manufacturing processes needed to accommodate concurrent engineering, Document Management, and Engineering changes.