What is an Engineer to Order (ETO)?

Engineer to Order Definition

Engineer to order (ETO) manufacturing involves the creation of a product that is made to a customer’s unique specification. ETO processes require flexible, demand-driven approaches to manufacturing. The ETO model can increase sales and margins for companies dealing with customers that have customizing requirements.

What is a Engineer to Order


What are examples of engineer to order products?

Examples of engineer to order products include buildings, machinery, aircraft, and ships.

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What is the difference between engineer to order and make to order?

Engineering original products to order involves customer input and customization throughout the full design process, whereas made-to-order (MTO) products are built using a fixed design and specifications at the beginning.

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