Thomas R. Cutler Champions the Eto Manufacturer

by Thomas Cutler - Date: 2008-10-10 - Word Count: 362 Share This!

Ranked as the nation's leading manufacturing journalist and a contributing editor for more than 300 publications annually, TR Cutler, Inc. President & CEO Thomas R. Cutler, ( has been writing extensively about ETO (engineer-to-order) manufacturing for almost ten years. According to Cutler, "The term engineer-to-order is a style of manufacturing rather than a specific industry segment. Other terms used to describe this manufacturing process are "project-based" or "custom" manufacturers. ETO companies typically have distinct characteristics about the way they conduct business that are quite different from discrete or repetitive manufacturers." According to Cutler, "ETO companies build unique products designed to customer specifications. Each product requires unique item numbers, bills of material, and routings. Estimates and quotations are required to win business. Products are complex with long lead times, typically months and even years. Unlike products made by repetitive manufacturers, the customer is heavily involved throughout the entire design and manufacturing process. Engineering staff is regularly asked to make changes. Material is purchased for a specific project, not for inventory. All actual costs are allocated to a project and tracked against the original estimate." One of Cutler's most recent ETO articles can be found at About TR Cutler, Inc.: TR Cutler, Inc. was founded by Thomas R. Cutler almost a decade ago. Cutler maintains extraordinary relationships with clients, journalists, editors, trendsetters, and key business leaders worldwide and has become a key resource for those writing about the manufacturing sector. Cutler founded the Manufacturing Media Consortiumâ„¢ in the 1999. This extraordinary group of more than 3200 journalists worldwide is writing about trends, data, case studies, profiles, and features in the manufacturing and industrial sector. Cutler has worked with thousands of media outlets to expand manufacturing media coverage. Cutler has authored more than 2,000 articles for a wide range of manufacturing periodicals, industrial publications, and business journals including most of the leading monthly trade publications. Cutler established a Manufacturing Marketing Research division dedicated to measuring the pulse of the manufacturing sector, particularly manufacturing firms which are privately held and rarely accounted for when gauging the industry sentiment. TR Cutler, Inc. providing a voice for manufacturers worldwide. TR Cutler, Inc. Thomas Cutler 888-902-0300

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