ETO Manufacturers Have Voice with TR Cutler

Released on: October 16, 2008, 5:36 am

Press Release Author: Thomas R. Cutler

Industry: Marketing

Press Release Summary: ETO Manufacturers Have Voice with TR Cutler

Press Release Body: 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 Consortium(tm) 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.

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
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

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Contact Details: TR Cutler, Inc.
3032 S. Oakland Forest Dr.
Suite 2803
Ft. Lauderdale, Fl 33309

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