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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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) - 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.
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.
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.
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) - 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.
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.