Acumatica Based ERP Package for Electronics Manufacturers

Where can it be used?

 

The Electronic Products Manufacturer ERP Package can be used in the market segments that produce the following products:

  • Consumer electronics. Examples:

    • TVs​

    • Computers

    • Cell phones

    • Cameras

    • house appliances

    • printers

    • lighting fixtures

    • Ventilators

    • etc

  • Industrial electronic products. Examples:​

    • Office​

      • routers

      • wiring

      • Phone systems

      • switches​

    • Industrial

      • wiring

      • CCTV cameras, recorders, 

      • Sensors

      • Semiconductor chips, transistors, capacitators, resistors, 

      • CPUs, computer hard drives, computer SSD, 

      • Dies for molds, bearings, 

Item Size, Turnaround Volume, Variety and Cost

Electronic items have the following characteristics:

  • Item size: small

  • Turnaround volume: high

  • Variety of SKUs: large

  • Item cost: low

  • Complex item and subitem structure

  • Continuous flow of incoming sales orders such as E-Commerce orders that have to be fulfilled in days, 

  • Use of forecast to stabilize inventory, purchasing and production

These characteristics create the following general requirements:

  • Manufacturing process requirements

    • Make to stock​

    • Make to order

    • Configure to order

    • Batch jobs

    • Repetitive jobs

  • Inventory requirements:

    • More time to maintain large set of SKUs

    • Higher probability of excess stock or understocking

    • Faster replenishment

  • Warehouse requirements​

    • Large number of storage bins​

    • Picking requires a lot more movement and travel

    • Packing is more intense 

  • Manufacturing management requirements​

    • Large number of SKUs, complex multi-level BOMs, and a continuous flow of a large number of sales orders require a ​Material Requirements Planning system to get all the materials purchased and manufactured on time

    • SInce there are so many SKUs, several SKUs may be phased soon in their life cycle to make place for new SKUs (new models, new modernized bundles, etc.) . This will change the BOMS, and affect the MRP run frequency to keep track on time of all those changes. 

Applicable manufacturing processes

 

The Electronic Products Manufacturers ERP Package can be used to manage the production in the  following manufacturing processes:

  • Milling​

  • Stamping

  • Drilling

  • Pressing

  • Slitting

Components of ERP Package

 

The Electronic Products Manufacturer ERP Package 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

Electronics Unique ERP Software Requirements

The Electronics unique software requirements and solutions are as follows:

  • Complex item and sub item structure

    • Click here to learn more​

  • High turnaround volume, large number of SKUs, low cost and low margin

    • Our quick release of sales orders feature helps to address this requirement. Click here to learn more.​

  • Fast change of design​

    • The integration with CADTalk enables an automatic generation of a new BOM for manufacturing. Click here to learn m​ore.

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 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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