Forbes Contributor Scott Heide Says Change Resistance Frequent in Engineered Product Companies

June 02 09:10 2021
Forbes Contributor Scott Heide Says Change Resistance Frequent in Engineered Product Companies

Scott Heide, CEO and Founder of Engineering Intent, the world’s leading provider of enterprise engineering automation tools, was recently profiled in Forbes. Heide discussed how change resistance is hurting innovation as the demand for unique products and solutions has never been greater. Read the full article here.

According to Heide, “The greatest opportunity for profitable innovation in the manufacturing sector exists in customizable, one-of-a-kind, engineered products. The demand for custom made products is growing, and it is spreading across a wide swath of industries, from material handling to aerospace and from plant floor equipment to elevators.”

Sadly, change resistance permeates the manufacturing engineering culture. Company management may take a do-it-yourself (DIY) approach to expediting technical processes, thinking they need only hire programmers and hack up a solution from scratch.

“This ego-based attachment to DIY solutions creates an overreliance on (and often, over-hiring of) key internal resources capable of highly specialized programming where, in fact, none is needed if productized software is already available. It is likely that should these programmers depart, no one would be able to maintain and extend the programs,” added Heide.

Heide is a proud member of the Forbes Business Council, an invitation-only organization for successful small and mid-sized business owners. Members are respected leaders and executives who are selected for the council based on the depth and diversity of experience in leadership, management, customer engagement, technology & growth.

About Engineering Intent and its ETO Automation Solution, kBridge:

Engineering Intent is the world’s leading provider of enterprise engineering automation tools that help engineer-to-order (ETO) manufacturers with complex product configuration solutions.  The company’s motto is “Automate the To Order in Engineer To Order.” Founded by Scott Heide, the company’s flagship solution is Knowledge Bridge (kBridge) cloud-based software as a service. kBridge uniquely captures engineering, configuration, geometry, user interface, and business rules. It is designed to enable visual configuration, handle EPQ (engineer-price-quote) needs, and deliver engineering automation. Organizations using kBridge consistently experience increased win rates, increased product and sales scalability, faster time to quote, improved quality, and lower costs compared to companies which rely on manual methods. Heide shared, “The technology is proving to be increasingly attractive to a broad range of ETO manufacturers from massive multinationals to small and mid-size enterprises.” Connect on LinkedIn.

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