Andrew Schutte of COUNTERPART ERP Talks Build-to-Print App in Manufacturing Today Magazine

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Andrew Schutte of COUNTERPART ERP Talks Build-to-Print App in Manufacturing Today Magazine

July 06
08:48 2021
Andrew Schutte of COUNTERPART ERP Talks Build-to-Print App in Manufacturing Today Magazine

Andrew Schutte, General Manager for COUNTERPRT ERP was recently featured in Manufacturing Today magazine. Schutte discussed the build-to-print feature allows manufacturers of custom-designed products or parts to advance quickly and profitably.  Build-to-print is a process in which a manufacturer produces products, equipment, or components according to the customer’s exact specifications. Read the full article here.

Schutte shared, “Typically, an engineer provides drawings, and the manufacturer is responsible for producing the part or piece of equipment to spec, using the correct materials. The design specifications often include performance and quality requirements. Build-to-print falls under the general category of contract manufacturing and is occasionally referred to as build-to-suit.”

According to Schutte, companies engage a custom manufacturer for a build-to-print project when their engineers need components which are not their specialization or when they do not have the capacity or equipment to manufacture. Frequently, an OEM will have the capabilities onsite to execute most of a design, but will find it less expensive to outsource certain components that fail to align with their staffing and equipment resources. Enabling companies to keep operations streamlined and cost-effective can only happen in ETO manufacturing with build-to-print functionality; it allows companies to specialize in low volume, high mix contrast manufacturing.

Manufacturing Today magazine helps executives at the senior boardroom and production levels stay abreast of the most important operational issues in this dynamic market.


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.

Schutte 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.

Call 616-738-8922 to schedule a demo. Follow COUNTERPART on Twitter at @COUNTERPARTERP.

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