Ft. Lauderdale, FL -- (ReleaseWire) -- 05/04/2012 -- In May, there will be special awards for engineer to order firms launched, however inquiries for applications are being accepted now. Unlike repetitive manufacturers, who sent manufacturing offshore, engineer-to-order (ETO) firms have a unique process and the work requires constant change, insight, and adaptability.
Engineer to Order manufacturers rarely self-identify with that name. Manufacturers tend to identify what they do by what the manufacture, such as metalworking, fabrication, or woodworking. The process is critical to identify because of the various distinctions required by one-of-a-kind manufacturers. Serious technology purchases, such as ERP solutions not meant for the ETO market usually gives way to the conversation.
Thomas R. Cutler has been the champion of the ETO process, having educated many by authoring more than 500 feature articles on this topic alone since 2000.
Ranked as the nation’s leading manufacturing journalist and a contributing editor for hundreds of publications annually, Thomas R. Cutler, has been writing extensively about manufacturing and industry for more than twenty years. In the next month, Cutler will launch a series of awards acknowledging best practices in the manufacturing, distribution, and industrial sectors. According to Cutler, “The dynamic stories of manufacturers create a bounty of interesting and important business strategies. This is newsworthy content and we want to highlight exceptional best practices recognizing companies large and small.”
Cutler shared that he expects additional awards to be announced throughout 2012 including OEE (overall equipment effectiveness) Awards, Lean Manufacturing Awards, Most Improved Manufacturing Awards; Safety and Quality Awards, as well as Material Handling & Picking Solutions Awards.
The prizes: Cutler and the team of independent judges will review applications to fully understand what is (and is not) working in best practice companies. “Not all improvements are big and sweeping. Sometimes a simple change can prevent a back injury or more efficient job bidding improves profit margin. We will be publishing a series of feature articles in Q1 2013 for the companies recognized for each of these awards. No fees to apply, no tables or seats to buy at an award banquet, we simply want to shine a spotlight on interesting companies that are devising creative and effective methods to be a better organization.”
About TR Cutler, Inc. and Thomas R. Cutler
TR Cutler, Inc. (http://www.trcutlerinc.com) was founded by Thomas R. Cutler thirteen years ago. Maintaining extraordinary relationships with clients, journalists, editors, trendsetters, and key business leaders worldwide, TR Cutler, Inc. has become a key resource for those writing about the manufacturing sector. Cutler founded the proprietary Manufacturing Media Consortium in the 1999, which now tops 4000+ participating members. Cutler is the author of several books and has become the “go to” resource for journalists cover the manufacturing and distribution sectors.
Cutler is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists, Online News Association, American Society of Business Publication Editors, and Committee of Concerned Journalists, as well as author of more than five hundred feature articles annually regarding the manufacturing, industrial, and distribution sectors.
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