DIscrete Manufacturer ERP Package: Features Common across Industries

Where can it be used?

 

The Acumatica Based ERP Package for Discrete Manufacturing can generally be used in any manufacturing company that does discrete manufacturing such as:

  • Assembly of products where items and subassemblies are assembled into a final product

Industries that use discrete manufacturing, are industries that manufacture the following products:

  • Electronic products

  • Electrical products: fuse panels, switches, 

  • Vehicles, bikes, trailers

  • Equipment: machines

  • Appliances

  • Metal parts for above products

  • Medical instruments

  • Building materials (Cement, bricks, lumber milling, ..)

  • Plastic products, containers, packaging: only the input and output of eg the injection molding machine would be tracked

  • Food products when no recipe management is needed such as produce (packages of fruits, vegetables,..), meat

  • ,,,

In our website we have ERP Packages for Discrete Manufacturers in the following industries:

  • Electronics

  • Plastics

  • Food

  • Building Materials

Click here to see them. If your industry is not listed, this ERP Package may still apply.

Manufacturing Methods

  • Manufacturing methods that can be handled are:

    • Make to stock​

    • Make to order

    • Configure to order

    • Engineer to order

    • Batch jobs/ job shops/ machine shops

    • Repetitive jobs

    • Project centric manufacturing : eg. assembling a warehouse storage and retrieval system consisting of storage racks, conveyors, sortation systems, AGV/robots, put to light, pick to light, weighing scales, cross dock loading, ...

Components of ERP Package

 

The ERP Package for Discrete Manufacturing may consist of the following components:

ERP for Electronics Manufacturing Acumat

More Components of ERP Package

 

  • Optional Acumatica Advanced Manufacturing Edition applications
    • Product Configurator​: The product configurator enables you to specify characteristics (eg. shoe size and color of shoe, length, waist size and and pleaded/not pleaded of pants, etc) of a finished good. It creates a production order. This speeds up the creation of production orders.
    • Estimator
    • Advanced Planning and Scheduling
  • ​Optional integrated Independent Software Vendor (ISV) applications:
    • ISV applications for addtional features of an existing Acumatica ERP module/workspace

      • Finance

        • ​Advanced Financial Reporting: FYIsoft, BI360

        • Sales tax Management: Avalara Tax, Vertex Sales Tax Solution

        • Human Resource Management including payroll: InfinityHR, PCBennett payroll, ..

      • Distribution

        • ​Inventory Management :NetStock, EazyStock, ..

        • Sales Order management: 

          • ​Customer payment processing: American Payment Systems, Century Business Solutions (EBizCharge), Kensium AcuCharge

          • EDI gateway: B2BGateway, SPS Commerce Fulfillment, EdiSoft

          • Shipping application: StarShip, AcuShip, OZLink, ..

        • Purchase Order management:​

          • ​Advanced Purchase Order management: Paramount Workplace

          • Vendor payment processing: AvidXchange, Artsyl, uplevl

          • Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP): Sourceday

          • Container tracking for:

          • Purchase orders: IIG Acuboost, 

      • Contract management with customers: MaxQ Technologies​​​, 

      • Fixed asset management: Bimser Beam, 

      • Project Management: SmartSheet, Spitfire, 

      • Document Management Systems:

        • Document scanning and repository: SDSI Unform, 

        • Signing documents electronically: Adobe  E-Sign,

      • Quality Management

        • Bimser International: QDMS​

      • ​Click here to to see the webpages of all above ISV applications.

    • ISV applications for providing specific industry applications

      • Warehouse Management:

        • Product scan application (Scanco, Savant, FusionScan,..)

        • Warehouse Management System (WMS): Fusion WMS, Scanco, Savant, HighJump, RIC Group WMS

      • CADTalk: to transfer data from a CAD/PLM/PLD to the Acumatica Manufacturing Edition​

Click here to to see the webpages of all above ISV applications.

Choice of ERP Packages

Based on your needs, there is a choice of ERP packages. Basically the following ERP packages will provide a good start in configuring a package:

  • The simple warehousing ERP package using Scanco WMS

    • Besides your basic needs for finance, distribution, CRM, manufacturing, your warehouse needs a simple store, pick, pack and ship application since products in your warehouse are moved manually via pallets and forklifts.

  • The medium complex ERP warehousing package using Savant WMS

    • Your products in your warehouse are moved via conveyors, sortation stations and put to light picking stations.

  • The complex warehousing package using HighJump WMS

    • Your warehouse is fully automated. Your WMS needs to integrate with a Warehouse Execution System (WES)​

The simple warehousing ERP package using Scanco WMS

Besides your basic needs for finance, distribution, CRM, manufacturing, your warehouse needs a simple store, pick, pack and ship application since products in your warehouse are moved manually via pallets and forklifts.​

Your Needs

  • Basic needs:

    • Finance: GL, Cash Management, AP, AR

    • CRM

    • Distribution: Inventory, PO, SO

    • Manufacturing Management

  • Optional basic needs

    • Project Accounting​

    • Fixed Assets

    • Customer Portal

    • Advanced fulfillment: PIck, pack and ship

    • ...

  • Optional manufacturing management needs:

    • Product Configuration

    • Estimation

    • Advanced Planning and Scheduling

  • ​Optional needs:
    • Integration with CAD

    • Product scanning

    • Warehouse Management System (WMS): SImple

    • Advanced Inventory Management application

    • Shipping application

    • Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP)

    • Project Management

    • Human Resource Management including payroll

    • Customer payment processing

    • Vendor payment processing: 

    • Tax Management application

  • ​...

Your ERP Package

  • Basic needs:

    • Acumatica Manufacturing Edition

      • Acumatica Finance: GL, Cash Management, AP, AR

      • Optional: CRM

      • Distribution: Inventory, PO, SO

      • Manufacturing Management Application

  • Optional Acumatica ERP Foundation applications:

    • Project Accounting​

    • Fixed Assets

    • Customer Portal

    • Advanced fulfillment

    • ...

  • Optional Acumatica Manufacturing Edition applications

    • Product Configurator​

    • Estimator

    • Advanced Planning and Scheduling

  • ​Optional ISV Applications:
    • CADTalk

    • Scanco scan

    • Scanco Warehouse Management System (WMS)

    • NetStock Inventory Management application

    • StarShip Shipping application

    • Sourceday Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP)

    • SmartSheet Project Management

    • Infinity Human Resource Management including payroll

    • American Payment Systems: Customer payment processing

    • AvidXchange: Vendor payment processing

    • Avalara Tax Management application

  • ​...

Video (60 mins) showing the full integration of Acumatica Manufacturing Edition with CadTalk, Scanco scan and WMS, NetStock Inventory management, StarShip Shipping and APS payment processing

The medium warehousing ERP package using Savant WMS

Besides your basic needs for finance, distribution, CRM, manufacturing, your warehouse needs a simple store, pick, pack and ship application since products in your warehouse are moved via conveyors, and sortation stations

Your Needs

  • Basic needs:

    • Finance: GL, Cash Management, AP, AR

    • CRM

    • Distribution: Inventory, PO, SO

    • Manufacturing Management

  • Optional basic needs

    • Project Accounting​

    • Fixed Assets

    • Customer Portal

    • Advanced fulfillment: PIck, pack and ship

    • ...

  • Optional manufacturing management needs:

    • Product Configuration

    • Estimation

    • Advanced Planning and Scheduling

  • ​Optional needs:
    • Integration with CAD

    • Product scanning

    • Warehouse Management System (WMS): SImple

    • Advanced Inventory Management application

    • Shipping application

    • Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP)

    • Project Management

    • Human Resource Management including payroll

    • Customer payment processing

    • Vendor payment processing: 

    • Tax Management application

  • ​...

Your ERP Package

  • Basic needs:

    • Acumatica Manufacturing Edition

      • Acumatica Finance: GL, Cash Management, AP, AR

      • Optional: CRM

      • Distribution: Inventory, PO, SO

      • Manufacturing Management Application

  • Optional Acumatica ERP Foundation applications:

    • Project Accounting​

    • Fixed Assets

    • Customer Portal

    • Advanced fulfillment

    • ...

  • Optional Acumatica Manufacturing Edition applications

    • Product Configurator​

    • Estimator

    • Advanced Planning and Scheduling

  • ​Optional ISV Applications:
    • CADTalk

    • Savant scan

    • Savant Warehouse Management System (WMS)

    • NetStock Inventory Management application

    • StarShip Shipping application

    • Sourceday Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP)

    • SmartSheet Project Management

    • Infinity Human Resource Management including payroll

    • American Payment Systems Customer payment processing

    • AvidXchange: Vendor payment processing

    • Avalara Tax Management application

  • ​...

Video (40 mins) showing the full integration of Acumatica Manufacturing Edition with CadTalk, Savant scan, WMS and Inventory management

The complex warehousing ERP package using HighJump WMS

Besides your basic needs for finance, distribution, CRM, manufacturing, your warehouse needs a simple store, pick, pack and ship application since movement of products in your warehouse is fully automated. Your WMS needs to integrate with a Warehouse Execution System (WES)​

Your Needs

  • Basic needs:

    • Finance: GL, Cash Management, AP, AR

    • CRM

    • Distribution: Inventory, PO, SO

    • Manufacturing Management

  • Optional basic needs

    • Project Accounting​

    • Fixed Assets

    • Customer Portal

    • Advanced fulfillment: PIck, pack and ship

    • ...

  • Optional manufacturing management needs:

    • Product Configuration

    • Estimation

    • Advanced Planning and Scheduling

  • ​Optional needs:
    • Integration with CAD

    • Product scanning

    • Warehouse Management System (WMS): SImple

    • Advanced Inventory Management application

    • Shipping application

    • Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP)

    • Project Management

    • Human Resource Management including payroll

    • Customer payment processing

    • Vendor payment processing: 

    • Tax Management application

  • ​...

Your ERP Package

  • Basic needs:

    • Acumatica Manufacturing Edition

      • Acumatica Finance: GL, Cash Management, AP, AR

      • Optional: CRM

      • Distribution: Inventory, PO, SO

      • Manufacturing Management Application

  • Optional Acumatica ERP Foundation applications:

    • Project Accounting​

    • Fixed Assets

    • Customer Portal

    • Advanced fulfillment

    • ...

  • Optional Acumatica Manufacturing Edition applications

    • Product Configurator​

    • Estimator

    • Advanced Planning and Scheduling

  • ​Optional ISV Applications:
    • CADTalk

    • HighJump scan

    • HighJump Warehouse Management System (WMS)

    • NetStock   Inventory Management application

    • StarShip Shipping application

    • Sourceday Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP)

    • SmartSheet Project Management

    • Infinity Human Resource Management including payroll

    • American Payment Systems Customer payment processing

    • AvidXchange: Vendor payment processing

    • Avalara Tax Management application

  • ​...

Website showing the full integration of Acumatica Manufacturing Edition with HighJump scan and WMS.

Discrete Manufacturing ERP Package that includes ECommerce

Video (60 mins) showing the full integration of Acumatica Manufacturing Edition with E-Commerce of Magento, CadTalk, Scanco scan and WMS, StarShip Inventory management and APS payment processing

ECommerce integration solutions: 

Learn more

Videos Covering Several of the Features of the Whole ERP Package

Video (50 mins, May 2019) covering the Acumatica Manufacturing Edition, the Advanced Accounts Receivables application of YayPay, and the process payment application of APS, See how they are all fully integrated.

Key Benefits

The key benefits to you are as follows:

  • One Solution for your business

    • Acumatica provides feature-rich cloud manufacturing ERP software. Acumatica Manufacturing Edition, formerly known as JAMS*, integrates seamlessly with Acumatica’s Distribution Management, Customer Management, Financial Management, and Project Accounting suites. Acumatica Manufacturing Edition provides real-time coordination of your business activities from one central location in the cloud!

  • Grows with you

    • Powerful and complete functionality for make-to-stock, make-to-order, engineer-to-order, project centric, job shop, batch, and repetitive manufacturing adapts to your business as you grow and change. This means that if your manufacturing plant has to handle both make-to-stock and make-to-order, this ERP package can handle both manufacturing types at the same time. This also means that when you start with make-to-order, and your demand for the same products is growing, that this ERP can handle also make-to-stock to cover the growing demand of that product. 

  • Meet your schedules

    • Respond to demand while optimizing inventory and resources for effectiveness and cost control with Acumatica Manufacturing Edition MRP planning.

      • Inventory is optimized because of the following reasons:

        • The forecasting is much more precise and real. The forecasting is not just a projection based on past history regression but, also based on sales opportunities from the field sales people, on seasonal impacts, on geography, on planned promotions, etc. Check out the Eazystock inventory optimization ISV application. This application is high caliber. The savings that you can realize with better demand planning are enormous. They lower your inventory costs, your manufacturing costs, your administrative costs, your shipping costs, etc.

        • The MRP gives you a list of the critical items that need to be ordered or manufactured. This way you  you only order what you need at the right time. By the way you can create purchase orders directly from this list of critical items.

      • Resources are optimized since the advanced planning and scheduling looks at the capacity of the machines and labor on the shop floor, and at their availability for usage. Capacity of machines and labor are fully used  at the right time. This way also costs are controlled. 

  • Track your costs

    • Track material and labor costs as you manage your products. Compare standard and planned production costs to actual costs of production. You can plan very well but, execution may still go awry. This ERP will display which actual costs went way above their planned costs. 

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