COUNTERPART ETO ERP Profiled in Manufacturing Tomorrow Magazine

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COUNTERPART ETO ERP Profiled in Manufacturing Tomorrow Magazine

COUNTERPART ETO ERP Profiled in Manufacturing Tomorrow Magazine

COUNTERPART ETO ERP (engineer to order enterprise resource planning) was recently featured in Manufacturing Tomorrow. The article authored by industrial journalist, TR Cutler spoke with Andrew Schutte, General Manager of COUNTERPART about the demise of repetitive manufacturing. Read the article here

Currently more than half of all manufacturers produce non-standardized SKUs and finished goods. These are custom manufacturers rather than repetitive manufacturers. Due to the customer demand for customization one-of-a-kind manufacturing has never been stronger; there has been a 100% increase in ETO manufacturing over the past fifteen years. 

ETO or custom manufacturing has grown because of both customer demand as well as the fact that these projects produce significantly higher margins if managed correctly. Technology gains from efficient software systems, specifically ERP have improved for ETO manufacturers. The customer is heavily involved throughout the entire design and manufacturing process and only engineering-driven manufacturers can effectively navigate the inherent changes characteristic of the ETO environment. 

Manufacturing Tomorrow is an online trade magazine featuring products, companies, news, articles, and events for the advanced manufacturing, factory automation, and 3D printing industries. 


COUNTERPART is a full business operating software solution for engineer-to-order (ETO) manufacturers. COUNTERPART Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) significantly improves efficiency, visibility, and project management while reducing human error. 

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.”

Visit us at or call 616-738-8922 to schedule a demo. Follow COUNTERPART on Twitter at @COUNTERPARTERP.

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