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Automotive and Aerospace

Engineer-to-Order, Make-to-Order, Assemble-to-Order

ETO, MTO, ATO. These types of custom design, manufacturing, and/or assembly are the hallmark of many automotive and aerospace contracts. Frontier ERP software excels at helping companies manage their “to-order” production while keeping the number of SKUs at a minimum. This helps companies save money by keeping inventory requirements at a minimum.

Frontier is used by automotive and aerospace companies that are designing, manufacturing, and/or selling:

  • Vehicles
  • Trailers
  • Sub-assemblies
  • Aftermarket parts
  • Custom parts
  • Services

Not only are these internal processes complex, but there is a great reliance on supply chain partners. That’s why industry leaders are relying more on collaborative efforts with end-to-end supply chain partners, including material and sub-assembly suppliers, logistics partners, and distributors, to increase the efficiency, quality, and cost-effectiveness of their operations.

The new reality for automotive and aerospace

The automotive and aerospace industries have been significantly impacted by COVID travel restrictions and the global pandemic, strengthening economies in Asia as well as fluctuations in energy costs and increased pressure for carbon offsetting and environmentally friendly modes of transportation. As a result, these industries are adapting by making adjustments to product designs, consolidating suppliers, and modifying their supply chain and distribution networks.

To be competitive, automotive and aerospace manufacturers are extending lean and six sigma process improvements across the extended enterprise and throughout the product lifecycle. By increasing visibility and communications up and down the supply chain, companies can more easily adjust production to meet demand during the growth, product maturity, and decline phase for each product line. Finally, efficiently supporting dealerships as well as aftermarket providers is critical to the success and brand reputation of the manufacturer.

Technologies that support the collaboration and synchronization of information result in more profitable operations. Friedman Frontier ERP software supports the engineer-to-order, make-to-order, and assemble-to-order requirements inherent in the automotive and aerospace industries.