Engineer-to-Order is the Supply Chain Configuration Strategy that enables customer-driven requirements to be recorded on the order and design/engineering to be finalized as part of the execution of the order (Order Engineering). Typically these customer-driven requirements are unknown at the time of product design or are variations that are not designed into the product or offering (at the time of product engineering).
Engineer-to-Order extends the capabilities of Make-to-Order to include Order Engineering activities. Configurable Make-to-Order products are generally menu-driven. This implies the configurable part of a Make-to-Order product has been defined as part of product engineering.
Engineer-to-Order is one of the four Supply Chain Configuration Strategies: Make-to-Stock, Make-to-Order, Engineer-to-Order and Reverse Logistics.
Engineer-to-Order does not mean a product is designed completely as part of the Order Engineering process; most use cases have limitations to the extend of customization (requiring engineering) of the product or service. OpenReference recognizes two types of Engineering:
Another differentiator from Make-to-Order: Engineer-to-Order orders are generally considered project orders.
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