About NetSuite ERP for Manufacturers

A stand along system for production management is highly redundant and at times prove dangerous for business productivity. Critical operations such as sales, HR, finance and purchase needs to communicate with production in real time.

NetSuite’s cloud-based financials/ERP and omnichannel commerce software suite is the best choice for manufacturers wanting a complete business solution.


  • Item management
  • BOM management
  • Indented BOM inquiries
  • Revision control
  • Default & alternate routings
  • Project management


  • Demand planning
  • DRP (multi-location planning)
  • Flexible lot sizing
  • Available to promise
  • Forecast consumption
  • Actual or forecasted demand
  • Automatic work order scheduling
  • Infinite and finite capacity assignment
  • Forward, backward and constraint allocation
  • Drag-and-drop scheduling
  • Rough cut capacity planning
  • Load analysis
Work Order Management
  • Mass create / release
  • Optional linking to sales orders
  • Multiple statuses
  • Materials pick lists
  • Interactive dispatch lists
  • Customizable travelers
  • Receiving inspection
  • Inspection plans and quality control
  • Downtime tracking with reason codes
  • Global performance metrics
  • Incentive compensation tracking
  • Unbuild assemblies for repair
  • LIFO, FIFO, average, standard and specific costing methods
  • Planned costs by version
  • Rollup standard costs
  • Task lists
  • Labor and machine overheads
  • Variance reporting
Production Control
  • Streamlines production environments by automatically creating work orders from sales orders in make-to-order environments.
  • Features lot and serial traceability and enables both to be registered through purchasing receipts, inventory, shop floor control and sales order fulfillment functions.
  • Simplifies multi-level work order processing by enabling a single work order to control a multi-level assembly.
  • Supports full production routing capabilities including operational steps, work centers, labor, overhead and materials.
  • Provides critical information for inventory tracking by maintaining a complete history of each product kit throughout its lifecycle.

NetSuite Manufacturing Editions

NetSuite offers three options to help you deploy our manufacturing functionality to most closely match your manufacturing needs. In addition, if you have different manufacturing locations you can opt to make the same item in a different way at each location.

Work Orders & Assemblies works best for companies who do some light assembly but don’t need to track work in process or the labor separately.

WIP & Routings adds the ability to define work centers, routings, track labor costing, infinite capacity scheduling and provides a Gantt chart with drag-and-drop functionality.

Advanced Manufacturing provides for those looking for complete control of all aspects of their manufacturing processes including finite capacity scheduling, quality management and manufacturing execution.

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