NetSuite for the Manufacturing Industry

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Empowering Lean, Growth-Ready Manufacturing Businesses

NetSuite’s ERP is an all-in-one solution that provides manufacturing business capabilities for inventory management, warehouse management, accounting and financial management, order management, CRM, and eCommerce.

NetSuite is perfect for manufacturers, offering an extended, completely integrated global network of suppliers and partners. Its user-friendly interface is adaptable to all business roles and is completely customizable.

Learn How NetSuite Can Boost Your Manufacturing Business


  • Integrates with many CAD applications, supporting easy import of BOMs
  • Propagates production engineering changes to reflect in BOMs, demand plans, and procurement orders
  • Extended capabilities for inventory control tracking, planning, and costing of items
  • Supports comprehensive inventory costing methods including LIFO, FIFO, average, standard, and actual costing

Order Management

  • Supports real-time visibility into entire order management process
  • Automatically transitions orders to shipping/logistics and accounts receivable
  • Supports multi-step picking, packing, and shipping
  • Integrates with carriers such as UPS, FedEx, and USPS out-of-the-box

Sales & Marketing

  • Create real-time quotes with automatic incorporation of pricing, sales tax, and discounting rules
  • Convert leads to sales with creation, execution, and measurement of email campaigns
  • Manage opportunities across status, potential revenue, key contacts notes, and related documents
  • Convert quotes into approved sales orders, automatically routing them for invoicing and revenue recognition

Supply Chain Automation

  • Extended, fully-integrated supply chain environments with data flowing seamlessly across networks
  • Automatically suggests and generates purchase orders, work orders, and transfer orders across multiple locations
  • Real-time visibility into key spend, inventory, and supply chain management metrics
  • Monitors stock levels and automatically creates restocking alerts and reordering forms

Production Control

  • Automatically creates work orders from sales orders to improve efficiency.
  • Simplifies multi-level work order processing
  • Supports full production routing capabilities such as operational steps, work centers, labor, overhead, and materials
  • Maintains a complete history of each product kit through its lifecycle

Service & Support

  • Automates case management by assigning support tickets to unique customer email addresses
  • Accelerates return material authorizations
  • Improves warranty management that automatically triggers return and repair processes

Financial Management

  • Customizable dashboards for key information
  • Reporting for income statements, balance sheets, consolidated reports, variance reports, and side-by-side comparisons
  • Unlimited numbers of general ledge accounts, sub-accounts, and segments
  • Automatically calculates sales tax, finance charges, and discount terms


  • Implementation of both B2B and B2C portals
  • Transfers orders automatically to back-office fulfillment processes
  • Dynamic price lists reflect purchase volumes
  • Accepts real-time payments from different credit cards and supports Google Checkout and PayPal

NetSuite Features for Manufacturing Businesses

WIP Management

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NetSuite WIP and Routings is a powerful production planning tool that helps manufacturers optimize their operations and improve their bottom line.


  • Assembly Item
  • Track inventory levels for both finished goods and components
  • Create assemblies of finished goods from components in a single operation
  • Manufacturing Cost Templates
  • Easily determine your company's total manufacturing costs
  • Track and manage change orders
  • Work Center Management
  • Production Routing
  • Represent every step that a product goes through
  • Calculate expected set up and run times and needed cost template
  • Facilitates the realtime scheduling process
  • Work Order
  • Create a schedule and communicate to production what needs to be made
  • Sell a configurable product where there are features and options
  • Automatically calculate Actual Production Dates
  • Work Order Traveler/Dispatch List
  • Communicate the production plan
  • Communicate how much time each operation took
  • Communicate the amounts of raw material actually consumed
  • Provide a detailed list of materials that are required for a work order
  • Inventory Commitment
  • Work Order Management
  • Add Work Order statuses
  • Mass update screens
  • Use the workflow engine for a more automated process


  • Streamline your manufacturing process and improve your bottom line
  • Review and analyze production plans based on actual production times
  • Get a complete picture of the process costs
  • Speed up production and reduce the risk of errors

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NetSuite for Key Roles in Manufacturing

Warehouse Manager

  • Put your warehouse manager in complete control
  • Review daily planning and what’s happening in real-time on the floor
  • Use dashboards and navigation for complete visibility into production results and errors caused by asset downtime
  • Review work centers
  • Schedule work orders, as well as production and future assignments using the scheduling tools
  • Schedule work by locations, day, production unit, and production class of the bill of materials
  • Use secondary sorting options by age or order priorities
  • Make executive decisions based on delivery day
  • Preview schedules to see how the system automatically smooths out the plan

Data Scanner

  • Use the schedule based on the work center
  • Report material operation and all material that is flagged as an issue
  • Report operation downtime as well, then tap on the start button to start reporting for this operation
  • View KPIs from your phone
  • The simplest ways to leverage the tablet is using the touchscreen and photo scanner

Production Manager

  • Access employee efficiency reports right from their dedicated dashboard
  • See if an employee is more or less efficient this week based on plan versus actual recording times
  • Determine if capacity is slower than expected
  • Real-time benefits and insights into information from data collected from the floor
  • Keep inventory correct with an easy-to-use tablet interface
  • Gain visibility into critical metrics right at your fingertips
  • No more time wasted creating and searching for reports
  • Keep schedules realistic
  • 40+ additional reports delivered out-of-box

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