Perhaps you may have not heard the term engineer-to-order (ETO) before, but perhaps your business is one of thousands that designs and builds custom equipment that is very precise, adheres to very specific tolerances, is highly technical, and produces low volume and, generally speaking, expensive products. Some examples of such products include ships, aircraft, production machinery, etc.
association of engineering change to appropriate production equipment
report by the National Association of Manufacturing in November of 2005, a generation of tradespeople is slated for imminent retirement, and the fewer numbers of young people enrolling in trade schools represents a challenge heading into the post-boomer economy of the early 21st century. Another area where ETO manufacturing distinguishes itself from its discrete manufacturing counterpart is here: while discrete manufacturers have placed greater emphasis on manufacturing products offshore, ETO