Manufacturing, as an industry, faces changes and challenges during its constant change of progress. These challenges may come from evolving eco systems and business models, to technology and customer expectations. Manufacturing firms need to stay adaptable and upto date or face the possibility of becoming obsolete.

Manufacturing, as an industry, faces changes and challenges during its constant change of progress. These challenges may come from evolving eco systems and business models, to technology and customer expectations. Manufacturing firms need to stay adaptable and upto date or face the possibility of becoming obsolete.

Supply chain issues causes concern for manufacturers, resulting in slow production, high costs and missed opportunities. Supply chains now span multiple systems and are becoming increasingly complex. Manufactures face constant demands to process faster, cheaper and with enhanced quality and are expected to react rapidly to unexpected change.

NetSuite 2019 Release 2 addresses these challenges effectively – by expanding on its manufacturing solution’s foundation of flexibility, agility, visibility and innovation. New features and capabilities help manufacturers streamline operations for maximum production efficiency and quality, deliver outstanding customer and vendor experiences, better manage global demand and supply chain networks and tap into in-depth analytical insights – quickly and easily.

Expanded Manufacturing Line-up

NetSuite has enhanced some familiar tools and introduced some new ones with the 2019 Release 2. Some of the most noteworthy features are:

Supply Chain Control Tower and Snapshot Simulations –These two new features have been designed to help manage complex supply chains across multiple systems. The two features combine to provide unparalleled visibility and enable users to avoid problems in their supply chains. These enhancements give manufacturers a single view of the state of their supply chains and deliver predicted risks and recommended actions to avoid disruptions.


• Optimized Supply Allocation – Delivers “rule-driven” allocation and commitment functionality by enabling customers to optimize their use of current and future inventory assets. Supply Allocation maximizes profitability, service levels and inventory management.
• Updates to the Supply Chain module – Now supports all standard NetSuite languages to handle international businesses.
• Enhancements to Advanced Manufacturing – Improve shop floor productivity and streamline day-to-day processes.
• Enhanced Production Unit of Measure (UoM) features – Enable shop floor personnel to record production quantities in any unit of measure.
Serialized Components – Allow manufacturing operators to record assembly build data directly from the shop floor.
Inventory Status – Enables warehouse staff to set aside inventory for specific work orders based on their status.

NetSuite’s Quality Management tablet’s Quality Queue Customization -provides users with the ability to identify and prioritize their inspection activities.

New analytics throughout 2019 Release 2.
• The new analytics-driven Merchandise Hierarchy delivers actionable insights about all item types and attributes.
Commerce Search Analytics tells manufacturers what their web customers are looking for. Prebuilt manufacturing analytics include the new SuiteAnalytics Manufacturing Production Workbook, Purchases Workbook, Master Scheduler Analytical Workbook and Inventory Workbook.

• Other enhancements include Sales Order Guides to facilitate quicker Order Entry and Allergen Statements for both materials and finished goods. Both are designed to help Food and Beverage companies with their day-to-day operations.

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