Finishing off the current year and launching into the new one can be a turbulent time for many engineer-to-order manufacturers. The holidays can cause a slowdown in orders, which in turn can lead to employee downtime and sagging revenues.
However, the new year could also cause a sudden uptick in orders and leave custom-design manufacturers scrambling to re-adjust operations to meet greater demand after the holiday lull.
Questica ETO, an enterprise resource planning solution designed specifically for the engineer-to-order manufacturing sector, provides real-time access to the company’s budget across all projects. With more granular insight into the day-to-day financials, manufacturers gain the flexibility to effectively respond to any seasonal shifts that may occur during the new year.