Business Central offers solutions for manufacturing on two levels: assembly and production. Assembly consists of connecting components and selling them as a product that is really a set of components (e.g. bicycle). Manufacturing is the joining / processing of components into one complete product (bread production). The Microsoft solution provides support in both types of production and offers a modern and efficient tool for managing it. It offers a number of solutions. Some of them will work in both types of production, while others are dedicated directly to specific types. A large number of solutions allows you to choose the components that best suit your business and improve production in the company as much as possible.

Manufacturing in Business Central

Business Central supports, among others production planning and scheduling, manufacturing forecasting, warehouse management. It enables performance planning, technology management – BOM and route, production order service. System allows multidimensional registration of consumption and advanced settlement of manufacturing costs.

Manufacturing – advantages of Business Central

  • Support of the entire manufacturing process (from contact with the customer, through production to issuing the invoice),
  • Improving actual production efficiency,
  • Improving the company’s financial results,
  • Shortening the lead time and settlement of orders,
  • Company development and increase of competitiveness,
  • Easy calculation and bidding,
  • Efficient implementation of all logistics and warehouse processes,
  • Facilitated planning, management and implementation of production,
  • Registration, definition and configuration of resources used in the production process (including parts, machines, operations, personnel),
  • Easy maintenance of production structures,
  • Production planning support – goods always produced on time and in the desired quality,
  • Monitoring the costs of goods and the consumption of resources (precise valuation of the total cost),
  • Deviation support,
  • Document administration (operating instructions, product and measurement certificates).

Manufacture order management

NetSuite provides manufacture order management. Orders track the number of assemblies and components needed to process an order. This allows you to track the assembly components needed for storage or order fulfillment. Production orders are generated when the ordered quantity reaches the assigned point, and a bill of materials (BOM) is generated to facilitate the picking of components. After completing this order, the level of inventory increases, and finished goods open sales orders. When goods are sold and not in stock, the production order is automatically added to the queue.

Sets and assemblies

NetSuite stores the complete history of each set and assembly throughout the product life cycle, providing employees with critical inventory information at their fingertips. The kit can be shown as one end product or end product with all its components individually listed and serialized. You can use a variety of materials, including equipment, inventory, and service items to assemble the final product, and use your existing inventory more cost-effectively by undoing builds and reusing their components. The magazine maintains full assembly details, which leads to more efficient tracking.

Bill of materials - BOM

The multi-level BOM functionality in NetSuite allows you to cover the components required for a single assembly and all components required in a given item order. Assembly instructions can also be attached to BOMs. Because each build process requires a bill of materials that determines what components are required to successfully build finished goods, NetSuite closely links bill of materials with assemblies and production orders. NetSuite solutions help manage contacts with sellers or contract manufacturers.

Replenishment of stocks based on demand

NetSuite allows wholesale distributors to dynamically set reorder points and preferred inventory levels for assembly components as well as finished items. Orders can be based on a variety of factors, including average lead time, historical or seasonal demand, and the number of days from delivery to inventory. Production orders drive demand for components when they are completed, thereby automating the replenishment of source materials and components. This means that you will always have a supply on hand, but it will be ordered on time.

Tracking product history

NetSuite provides employees with inventory information, keeping a complete history of each product set and assemblies throughout the life cycle. When you sell a finished product, you can show it as a single end product or a final assembly with all its components. In addition, you can use a variety of materials, supplies and service items to assemble the final product, as well as use existing inventory in a more cost-effective way, undoing builds and reusing their components. The warehouse maintains full assembly details, which leads to more efficient tracking of component levels and better inventory management.