Make-to-order (MTO) manufacturers have long awaited an affordable and complete MTO manufacturing software solution. Successful MTO manufacturers are modernizing operations to increase production, efficiency and profits. However, their complex requirements, it's challenging for small and mid-sized (SMB) MTOs to find a robust and affordable software option. Another challenge is that many MTO manufacturers are transforming their production model with multi-modal manufacturing. This adds software requirements and makes finding a future-proof software solution harder.
What is Multi-Modal Manufacturing?
Multi-modal manufacturers produce multiple products requiring several manufacturing processes in one plant. Typically, MTO manufacturing production processes vary from assemble-to-order, configure-to-order, engineer-to-order, job shop and even batch processing for chemical production. In addition, MTO manufacturers make products after they receive an order. Therefore, there's a long list of critical software requirements to streamline operations and financial reporting.
MTO Manufacturing Software Requirements
A multi-modal MTO factory must streamline processes to produce multiple diverse products as efficiently as possible. The complex requirements of a multi-modal environment demand a flexible and robust ERP solution. It must be integrated across sales, product engineering, manufacturing and supply chain operations to meet requirements. ERP software functionality usually must include; bill of materials, estimating, job costing, planning and scheduling, engineering change orders, real-time work-in-process, manufacturing data collection, embedded CRM, quality control, and purchase order requisitions.
The good news is a modern SMB Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software solution does exist for MTO manufacturers with or without a multi-modal model.
Download this "MAKE-TO-ORDER (MTO) MANUFACTURING - Multi-Modal Industry Brief" by Acumatica Cloud ERP to learn how Acumatica Cloud ERP is a good fit for most SMB MTO manufacturers.
Acumatica for Multi-Modal Make-to-Order (MTO) Manufacturers
"Modern ERP applications like Acumatica streamline MTO sales
processes with manufacturing estimates, planning bills of material
(BOM), embedded CRM for opportunity management, rules-based
product configuration, CAD and PLM connectors for BOM definition,
material requirements planning, and streamlined order management
for custom products." (MAKE-TO-ORDER (MTO) MANUFACTURING - Multi-Modal Industry Brief)
Acumatica is fully functional and flexible to handle the following MTO manufacturing requirements and more:
- Production and BOM (Bill of Materials)
- MRP (Material Requirements Planning)
- Quality Control
- Product Configurator
- Planning and Scheduling
The Acumatica Manufacturing Edition is ideal for SMB operations for make-to-stock, make-to-order, engineer-to-order, project-centric, job shop and repetitive manufacturing.
WHY DO MANUFACTURERS WORK WITH CLIENTS FIRST BUSINESS SOLUTIONS?
At Clients First Business Solutions, we understand the needs and concerns of manufacturers, and we support Acumatica's Manufacturing Edition. Acumatica works with a comprehensive set of tools for make-to-stock, make-to-order, engineer-to-order, project-centric, job shop, and repetitive manufacturing. Clients First also support Dynamics 365 Finance and Supply Chain for large enterprise manufacturers.
Clients First is an Acumatica Gold Certified Partner specializing in business and manufacturing software for over two decades. Acumatica's modern platform allows us to bring added value to our manufacturing clients.
If you'd like to learn more, contact our Acumatica experts at Clients First Business Solutions.
Email our Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas office or call us at 800.331.8382.
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