Build-to-Order & Mass Customization

15 Articles Seminars Consulting Results books Clients Credentials Inventory Reduction

by Dr. David M. Anderson, P.E., fASME, CMC
Build-to-Order Consulting
Copyright 2016 by Dr. David Anderson


New article on Concurrent Engineering of Challenging Products at

Results from BTO and DFM implementations (new article)

New article on Half Cost Solar Power at

Article on "How to Build-to-Order Product Families"

Article on Inventory Reduction

Article on Recession Strategies: How BTO Can Help in a Recession, Immediately with little capital cost

Build-to-Order article

Mass Customization article

Training for Build-to-Order & Mass Customization article (on the Implementation page)

Achieving Growth through BTO & Mass Customization article

On-Demand Lean Production article as a key prerequisite

Spontaneous Supply Chain article to pull parts and materials on-demand

Product Line Rationalization article

Standardization article as a key prerequisite

Automatic Resupply Techniques article: kanban and breadtruck

Kanban article with kanban illustration

End of the Line for Mass Production; No Time for Batches and Queues article, a witty and hard-hitting editorial on the demise of Mass Production

Hoffman Enclosures case study, who used these BTO techniques to build a wide variety of standard and mass customized products on-demand.

Half Cost Products; link to

"The Build-to-Order Future," article by Dr. Anderson on the futurist web-site: The Next Twenty Years:

"Tearing Down the Walls with Vendor/Partnerships," link to on-line article at Fabricating & Metalworking magazine (January 2008)



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