If You Build it, They Will Come- Engineer to Order and Project Manufacturing | Part 1

engineer to order and project manufacturing

Comparing Project Manufacturing and Engineer to Order

In this new blog series by John Walczak, CPIM, Corning Data will break down the benefits of Engineer to Order and Project Manufacturing features in JD Edwards EnterpriseOne. We’ll show you when to use which features in what situations. And, we’ll tell you how we helped one company increase efficiency by using appropriate features.

But first … the processes defined by Oracle:

Engineer to Order

JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Engineer to Order enables companies whose business consists of engineer-to-order and make-to-order projects to increase the profitability of the projects that they run, improve efficiency and leverage relevant data they possess. The JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Engineer to Order system accomplishes these goals by enabling you to:

  • Review and track detail information about projects.
  • Schedule project tasks.
  • Review up-to-date costing information.

Engineer to Order features help you complete tasks involved in managing a project:

  • Costing and budgeting
  • Quotes
  • Proposals
  • Materials plan
  • Schedules and reports
  • Alerts

In addition, JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Engineer to Order is fully integrated with the supply chain execution applications for efficient project execution.

Project Manufacturing

JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Project Manufacturing enables you to create production controlled items and use unique production numbers to track orders and inventory associated with customer orders. With Project Manufacturing, you can:

  • Define the structure of production numbers.
  • Generate production numbers for production controlled items.
  • Enter forecasts for production controlled items.
  • Enter sales orders for production controlled items.
  • Procure materials for the manufacture of production controlled items.
  • Manage the manufacture of production controlled items.
  • Manage supply and demand for production controlled items.
  • Reassign production numbers, orders, and inventory for production controlled items that have no associated demand.

Companies can meet country and industry business requirements while improving customer satisfaction by providing visibility to the customer’s demand throughout the manufacturing process. Companies that manage customer orders from entry to shipment ensure on-time, high-quality delivery of the final end product.

The JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Project Manufacturing product from Oracle supports a manufacturing methodology in which orders and inventory associated to a customer order are tracked using a unique production number. You define items as production controlled and then label inventory and orders with a unique production number.

JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Project Manufacturing enables you to:

  • Separate inventory by customer demand.
  • Enable visibility and trackability of the customer order throughout the manufacturing process.
  • Respond quickly to customer changes.

JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Project Manufacturing supports production controlled items in distribution and manufacturing industries. JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Project Manufacturing integrates with other JD Edwards EnterpriseOne systems from Oracle to create a complete supply chain solution. Companies can use JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Project Manufacturing to effectively manage customer orders throughout their entire supply chain.

In Part 2, we’ll talk about Make to Order and Engineer to Order functionality.

John Walczak, CPIM is Vice President of Software Solutions. He assists clients in creating a vision for their technology footprints that facilitate business strategies and objectives. A member of the JD Edwards family for nearly 25 years, John has been an active participant in Quest International presentations and demonstrations. John was a long time certified member and instructor of APICS.