The #1 Choice for NetSuite Manufacturing

In 1999, NetSuite began as a financial and commerce system, 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 and Infor’s Syteline. We bring best business practice techniques for world class manufacturers to the NetSuite community.

Mixed Mode Manufacturing

NetSuite by Oracle allows industrial companies with varying manufacturing processes including Engineer to Order (ETO), Build to Order (BTO), Assemble to Order, Batch Process and Repetitive. While many of our clients fall under one of these production methodologies, some of our clients utilize a combination of all. NetSuite allows a diverse and complex manufacturing client base to efficiently manage their complex businesses simply.

Industry Experience

Most industrial companies share core common business processes. However, DKM recognizes that niche industries require specialized business processes. We've helped over 200 manufacturers from various manufacturing segments, including aerospace, industrial electronics, food/beverage, biotech, medical manufacturing, steel processing, government/defense, and general assembly.

NetSuite + Oracle for Manufacturing

While the product now has solid manufacturing capability, DKM, with over 25 years of manufacturing ERP experience, helps fill any perceived gaps with industry expertise and best practice rollout. NetSuite also has added solid functionality in document control, quality and design to build capability, to provide a one stop solution for industrial clients. DKM has helped over 40 manufacturing companies successfully implement NetSuite, the leading cloud ERP solution.

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Oracle 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)

BTO is the classic method of order management and is the most used approach with Custom or small volumes SKUs

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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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Oracle NetSuite Manufacturing Features

  • NetSuite + Oracle was built from the ground up to support product-based businesses and has deep capabilities to establish and maintain all of the master data for industrial companies including: items, customers, vendors and trading partners/affiliates
  • NetSuite saves engineering changes and related documentation to the BOM.
  • NetSuite manufacturers enjoy full tracking capabilities when it comes to inventory control and product costing.
  • NetSuite has interfaces to leading PLM (Product Lifecycle Management) solutions including AutoCAD and CATIA (all trademarks protected)
Sales and Marketing
  • NetSuite + Oracle helps you convert leads into customers with best in class email marketing.
  • NetSuite provides your salespeople 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.
  • NetSuite provides marketing campaigns to see how online and email campaigns are tracking.
Order Management
  • Improves demand automation by cally 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.
  • NetSuite has full integration with UPS, FedEx and the postal service.
  • Can convert orders from opportunities and/or quotes with limited key strokes
Supply Chain Automation
  • NetSuite + Oracle automates distribution requirements planning (DRP) with PO, work order and transfer management requests across varying locations.
  • NetSuite forecasts inventory based on historical information, internal and external marketing forecasts, and trends/fluctuations from seasonality.
  • NetSuite ensures that manufacturers maintain planned production levels by monitoring stock and creates stocking alerts and reorder requests.
  • NetSuite provides trading partners 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 plants by electronically converting sales orders to work orders.
  • 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 + Oracle routing capabilities include operations, work centers and labor tracking.
  • NetSuite provides manufacturers critical data on every assembly with product lifecycle history.
  • NetSuite aligns materials purchases with vendor purchase agreements.
  • NetSuite ensures that variances in the manufacturing process are controlled and reported to the appropriate 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 Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA) process by enabling products to be returned/credited 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 enables a full collection of training aids that includes videos, scenarios and webinars.
Financial Management
  • Features visual dashboards showing real-time information such as AR orders and open AP.
  • Includes hundreds of financial and statutory reports including income, balance sheets, cash-flow and purchasing variance reports.
  • NetSuite financials support unlimited GL accounts, sub-accounts and account segments and services.
  • NetSuite provides powerful costing with LIFO, FIFO, average, standard and actual accounting methods.
  • The AR module automates invoice creation by calculating sales taxes, finances charges and discounts based on terms.
  • NetSuite + Oracle provides robust and direct-to-consumer online brand experiences across multiple platforms. Offers buyers the convenience of online buying and backoffice account management.
  • Rapidly expand to new territories, managing sites with multiple languages, currencies, brands, taxes and other regional needs.
  • Connect supply chains to allow information sharing, improved coordination, increased responsiveness and reduced lead times.
  • NetSuite + Oracle provides native ecommerce integrated to your backoffice systems, including sales management, accounting and Customer Relationship Management (CRM).
Quality Management
  • Improved product quality.
  • Define and maintain inspection plans.
  • Collect in-process and incoming inspection results.
  • Compare to pass / fail criteria.
  • Integrated non-conformance reporting.
  • Reduced cost of quality.
  • Quality Management

Oracle NetSuite Manufacturing Clients

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

Oracle NetSuite Manufacturing Data Sheets