Oftentimes, manufacturing software is clunky, outdated, and void of flexibility. NetSuite hits those issues head on with a modern design, user-friendly navigation and data management, and the ability to configure forms and workflows to meet your unique needs for automated processing, reporting, or measurement.
Time is valuable on the production floor. We want to limit the number of clicks or time necessary to process transactions. NetSuite allows for automation, which may include push-button screens driving an assembly build or external systems invoking a transactional process within NetSuite, or simply unifying the different parties involved through clean workflows.
If you have a light manufacturing environment or contract manufacturing arrangement, keep your processes lean while still achieving desired absorption costing. You can use work orders and assembly builds with options to backflush your raw materials and/or add per unit costs to your bill of materials. These builds can be automated or person-driven depending on your needs.
Features like Advanced Bill of Materials that allow you to have a many-to-many relationship between finished good assemblies and the Bill of Materials, Unbuild transactions, and automated routines makes NetSuite a star amongst users. NetSuite allows you to use Work Orders to manage your production process via backflushing or through a WIP issuance process. You define the bill of materials and bill of operations (routing), which will allow you to post materials and time and absorb overhead into the Work Order.
As part of your production process, you want to make sure you have raw materials in stock when you need it and in the quantity necessary to meet your production demand. NetSuite will allow you to setup replenishment rules for your assembly items to drive Work Order recommendations as well as your raw materials to suggest either a transfer order or purchase order for replenishment.
Make use of bin management and handheld devices to manage your inventory within your warehouse. Receive, put-away, transfer, and pick your inventory more efficiently. Utilize the UPS, FedEx, or USPS integrations to manage shipping via the NetSuite interface. SuiteApps enhance shipping by adding rate shopping, LTL integrations, and other carriers.
Features like Group Average costing help even costing across warehouses within a single subsidiary. Configure fields and segmentation tracking on each transaction form to facilitate reporting, ease the process workflows, and prevent errors throughout each business process. Slice and dice financials by department, product class, market, or period with ease.