The #1 Choice for NetSuite Manufacturing

In 1999, NetSuite began as a GL and E-Commerce system and likewise, many NetSuite integrators and partners are strong in those areas. Back in 1991, DKM started as a manufacturing ERP solution provider with IBM's MAPICS. We bring best business practice techniques for world class manufacturers to the NetSuite community.

Mixed Mode Manufacturing

Since 1991, DKM has helped manufacturers with varying manufacturing processes including Engineer to Order, Make to Order, Assemble to Order, Batch Process and Repetitive. While many of our clients fall under one of these production methods, some of them utilize a combination of all. NetSuite allows our diverse manufacturing client base to efficiently manage their complex businesses.

Manufacturing Industry Experience

Many manufacturing companies share common business processes. DKM recognizes that specific industries require specialized business processes. We've helped over 200 manufacturers from varying industries, including consumer products, aerospace, electronics, food, biotech, medical device manufacturing, steel processing, and general assembly.

NetSuite for Manufacturing

While NetSuite is relatively new to the manufacturing industry, DKM, with over 25 years of manufacturing ERP experience, helps fill the gaps with industry expertise and knowledge of world class add-ons like document control, quality and engineering systems. DKM has helped over 20 manufacturing companies successfully implement NetSuite, the leading cloud ERP solution.

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Manufacturing Clients

Our clients include successful companies from a broad spectrum of industries:

NetSuite Manufacturing Features

  • NetSuite saves engineering changes and related documentation to the BOM.
  • NetSuite manufacturers enjoy full tracking capabilities when it comes to inventory control and costing.
  • NetSuite provides flexibility with LIFO, FIFO, average, standard and actual accounting methods.
Sales and Marketing
  • NetSuite provides manufacturers with quick management of sales quotes including easy to configure rules for pricing, taxes and discounts.
  • NetSuite helps you convert leads into customers with best in class email marketing.
  • NetSuite provides your salesmen and partners with critical information such as deal revenue, sales notes and documents needed to convert leads to customers.
  • NetSuite streamlines revenue recognition and order management with full quote to order functionality and electronic delivery of invoices to your finance department.
  • NetSuite provides all users with on the go access to the entire company database.
Order Management
  • Improves demand management by automatically moving sales orders to shipping and account receivables.
  • NetSuite supports pick, pack and ship.
  • Real-time visibility into order processing with relevant information such as orders, trends and order conversion rates.
  • Allows drill-down for superior display of details, all the way to the underlying transaction immediately.
  • NetSuite has full integration with UPS, FedEx and the postal service.
Supply Chain Automation
  • NetSuite allows data to flow smoothly across networks creating an extended, integrated supply chain.
  • NetSuite automates distribution requirements planning with purchase order, work order and transfer management across multiple locations.
  • NetSuite forecasts inventory levels based on history, marketing forecasts, and seasonal trends/fluctuations.
  • NetSuite ensures that manufacturers maintain planned production levels by monitoring stock and creates stocking alerts and reorder requests.
  • NetSuite provides suppliers with self-service capabilities to check purchase orders, accounts payable details and other relevant information.
  • NetSuite gives you instant visibility into your supply chain with key procurement and inventory metrics.
Production Monitoring and Control
  • Streamlines manufacturing environments by electronically converting sales orders to work orders in MTO environments.
  • Monitors the shop floor and allows both lot and serial control with complete sales order fulfillment capabilities.
  • Controls multi-level assemblies with a single work order.
  • NetSuite routing capabilities include operations, work centers and labor.
  • NetSuite delivers manufacturers critical data on each assembly with complete lifecycle history.
  • NetSuite aligns materials purchases with contracts.
  • NetSuite ensures that variances in the manufacturing process are controlled and reported to the right departments.
Support and Service
  • Automates support cases by assigning support tickets to specific email addresses, including provisions for escalating issues based on parameters.
  • Speeds the RMA process by enabling products to be returned to one of many warehouses and bin locations
  • Improves warranty management with look-up code that automatically trigger return and repair processes.
  • NetSuite integrated support provisions a full library of training aids that includes videos and webinars.
Financial Management
  • Features visual dashboards showing real-time information such as AR orders and AR.
  • Includes hundreds of financial and accounting reports including income, balance sheets, cash-flow and purchasing variance reports.
  • NetSuite financials support unlimited GL accounts, sub-accounts and account segments and services.
  • Automates invoice creation by calculating sales taxes, finances charges and discounts based on terms.
  • NetSuite allows maintenance of the asset lifecycle across assets, from creation to depreciation, revaluation and disposal of items.
  • Simplifies period-end with automated allocations, and accounting period lock-down
  • NetSuite provide rich and direct-to-consumer online brand experiences across multiple devices. Offers buyers the convenience of online buying and account management.
  • Rapidly expand to new territories, managing sites with multiple languages, currencies, brands, taxes and other regional needs.
  • Connect global supply chains to allow information sharing, improved coordination, increased responsiveness and shortened lead times.
  • Eliminate integrations between disparate systems with native ecommerce integrated to your operational systems, including sales management, accounting and Customer Relationship Management.

NetSuite for Your Production Methods

Every manufacturing company does things a little different. We can help manufacturing companies that are Engineer to Order, Make to Order, Assemble to Order, Batch Process and have characteristics of a repetitive environment. We can also help companies who are a combination of all.

Make to Stock / Forecast
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Make to Stock / Forecast

In NetSuite, products are procured or manufactured to meet sales forecasts and then stock. This approach is universally used today across many industries and refers to products that are built before a buyer has been identified, with manufacturing volume is driven by demand information.

Assemble to Order (ATO)
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Assemble to Order (ATO)

Products are assembled when a sales order is received. This process requires that the basic parts for the product are already manufactured but not yet pulled. Once an order is received, the parts are assembled quickly and fulfilled to the consumer.

Build to Order (BTO)
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Build to Order (BTO)

Build to Order (BTO) - also known as make to order - is a manufacturing method where products are not fabricated until a firm order for products is received. BTO is the oldest style of order fulfillment and is the most popular approach used for customized or small run products.

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Products are produced using formulas. This approach is dominant in the food, beverage, pharma, chemical and biotech industries. Output is measures in volume and not in discrete units. This method is a different way of manufacturing to using Bill Of Materials and routings.

Configure to Order (CTO)
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Configure to Order (CTO)

Products have some variability and features & options are indicated when an order is reviewed. It is the best approach in approaches where mass customization and a quick response time to fulfillment is required. It is a hybrid of MTO and ATO (assemble to order) operations — this approach leverages sub-assemblies that were made to the shelf and assembles that are ready after receipt of an order.

Field Repair and Service
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Field Repair and Service

Products made by a producer, or another party, are repaired and / or enhanced. This approach requires the creation and maintenance of inventory and, the costing of that inventory is independent from manufacturing. This process usually involves the creation, tracking and escalation of support tickets.

Engineer to Order (ETO)
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Engineer to Order (ETO)

Engineer to Order (ETO) - ETO environments use a flexible and adaptive, demand-driven approach to fabricating. ETO is usually the appropriate solution when details on an order are not provided and engineering time must be added to product lead time.

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Large or complex products are designed, manufactured, and installed using project management approaches. This approach, which uses MTO as its base, relies on task management, especially in such areas as task scheduling or resource management. This is usually independent of the work order, which is tracked serpately.

Design Supply Install
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Design Supply Install