Production Management for NetSuite ERP
Advanced Multi-location Inventory Module
NetSuite gives manufacturers the advanced tools for accurate, cost-effective inventory management across multiple sites that drive higher service levels for your customers. It provides support for high volume SKU management along with advanced inventory management capabilities such as multiple warehouse management, serialized inventory, bar coding and labels, lot and bin management, expiration dating, pick, pack and ship fulfillment processes, drop-shipment and special orders, auto-calculation of reorder points and preferred stock levels based on sales history, returns automation and demand-driven replenishment.
Bin management capabilities improve inventory in the warehouse. Bin management allows for inventory to be received at the warehouse and put-away into preferred bins within the rack system of the warehouse for easy picking later during the order fulfillment process. Bin numbers are editable and you can easily transfer items between bins at the same location without impacting your inventory value or total quantity on hand.
Demand-based Inventory Replenishment
Automatically adjusts for seasonal trends and ensures stock on hand. Based on sales history and inventory reorder points, reorder levels can be dynamically calculated, based on historical sales or seasonal demand. Average lead time, historical or seasonal-based sales demand, and number of days’ supply to stock are used to dynamically set reorder point and preferred stock level for each item, on an ongoing basis so there will always be stock on hand but ordered just-in-time.
Accurate Order Promising & Inventory Commitment
NetSuite gives your sales team real-time visibility into inventory availability when quoting and creating orders increasing service levels with accurate order promising. Sales orders for inventory are automatically committed from available stock. Back orders are automatically committed to fulfill as purchase orders are received for in today-out today processing. Items can be manually reallocated inventory to different sales orders if needed.
Order Management with Advanced Shipping
Order management is the critical connection between your front office and back office operations. NetSuite is the only hosted application with integrated order management and integrated shipping that allows you to fulfill orders directly through pick, pack and ship or indirectly drop shipping items by automatically ordering and shipping items from the vendor to your customer.
Integrated UPS® & FedEx® with Tracking
NetSuite also extends into the order fulfillment, packing and shipping processes of a warehouse. The UPS™ or FedEx™ integration allows you to simply transmit your order information directly to UPS or FedEx and instantly receive back the rate, tracking number, address verification and the ability to print out shipping labels, to be shared among different individuals, teams and customers. You can even improve the accuracy of inventory profitability by associating item costs with related expenses, to calculate complete landed costs, factoring in expenses such as shipping or duty.
Returns Management in One System
NetSuite efficiently manages the return process and provides full visibility to both you and your customers. A customer service representative or a customer logging into the Customer Center can generate Return Management Authorization (RMA) forms and route them for approval so there are no more headaches from returns.
Assembly Management Module
Building on NetSuite’s core strength in inventory and warehouse management, manufacturers use assembly items to more effectively manage component quantities and multi-level assemblies. Assemblies are closely tied with work orders and allow for multi-level assemblies to be built one level at a time, or all at once.
And because demand for the assemblies is calculated based on sales, a separate queue shows you when it is time to build more to stock. You will achieve unprecedented ability to dynamically manage your stock and replenishment for both assemblies and their components.
Work Order Management Module
Work orders allow manufacturers to easy manage the build process for production work orders to replenish standing inventory levels of finished goods or special order work orders built to exact specifications for a particular customer.
NetSuite supports production work orders that track the assemblies that need to be built to increase stock. Work orders are generated when the back-ordered quantity of an assembly reaches its assigned build point, and a bill of materials (BOM) is generated to facilitate picking member items for the build. When this work order is completed, the regular stock level of the assembly is increased and the finished goods are committed to open sales orders.
Special order work orders track assemblies to be built for a particular sale. When assembly items are sold and finished goods are not in stock but member items are, a work order is automatically added to the work order creation queue.
NetSuite automatically calculates reorder points and preferred stock levels, allowing manufacturers to more accurately determine the proper time and quantity when reordering components based on work orders for those items.
Raw materials are committed to a work order as they become available; when the work order is ready to be built, it will show up in your queue to generate an assembly build.