Transitioning from one enterprise resource planning (ERP) system to another can be a daunting task, but when Atlas Machine & Supply Inc decided to move away from their previous ERP system, JobBOSS ERP, and implemented NetSuite ERP for Manufacturing, they experienced a significant transformation in their manufacturing operations.

While Atlas’ implementation didn’t start out smoothly, GURUS Solutions was able to get their project back on track and deliver a NetSuite experience that exceeded their expectations.

But why NetSuite? What does NetSuite offer manufacturing companies, like Atlas Machine & Supply, that makes it industry-leading? Continue reading to find out.

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NetSuite as an ERP System for Manufacturing

As a top provider of cloud-based ERP software, NetSuite offers a number of features that are specially made to help manufacturers overcome their particular problems. Whether you run a small-scale manufacturer or a large corporation, NetSuite offers extensive functionality that can completely change the way your business operates.

Here are some key benefits of NetSuite for the manufacturing industry:

End-to-End Visibility

From the acquisition of raw materials to the delivery of finished goods, NetSuite provides real-time visibility across your manufacturing processes. This gives you the ability to see your operations as a whole, spot bottlenecks, and make decisions that will maximize efficiency.

Advanced Inventory Management

NetSuite's manufacturing module allows you to efficiently manage your inventory, ensuring optimal stock levels and reducing carrying costs. With features such as demand planning, automated replenishment, and tracking of inventory movements, you can minimize stockouts, prevent overstocking, and improve order fulfillment.

Production Planning and Scheduling

NetSuite streamlines production planning by integrating demand forecasting, resource allocation, and production scheduling. You can improve on-time delivery, optimize resource usage, and cut lead times by coordinating production with customer demands.

Supply Chain Collaboration

NetSuite enables seamless supplier collaboration, allowing you to streamline procurement procedures, monitor supplier performance, and effectively manage vendor relationships. You can enhance supply chain effectiveness and guarantee timely material availability by automating purchasing, receiving, and invoicing.

Quality Control and Compliance

NetSuite offers robust quality control features that allow you to define and enforce quality standards across your manufacturing processes. It helps you track and manage product quality, perform inspections, and adhere to regulatory compliance requirements, ensuring consistent product excellence.

How does NetSuite for Manufacturing help Atlas Machine & Supply?

NetSuite ERP revolutionized Atlas Machine & Supply's processes, surpassing the limitations of their old system and driving them toward success. NetSuite helped Atlas succeed with these major changes to their business practices:

Comprehensive Manufacturing Functionality

JobBOSS ERP, while functional, had limitations in providing the comprehensive manufacturing capabilities that Atlas Machine & Supply needed to optimize its operations. With NetSuite ERP, Atlas has access to a unified platform that covers every facet of their manufacturing processes, from supply chain management and financial control to inventory management and production planning.

Seamless Integration and Data Centralization

One of the key challenges Atlas would have faced if they stayed with their previous ERP system would have been the lack of integration between different modules. NetSuite ERP seamlessly integrates all manufacturing functions, which will enable Atlas to centralize their data and streamline their operations. Real-time data visibility across departments and functions allows for better collaboration, faster decision-making, and improved overall efficiency.

Enhanced Inventory Management

For manufacturing businesses, managing inventory is essential, and Atlas Machine & Supply understood the need for better inventory control. With real-time access to their stock levels thanks to NetSuite's sophisticated inventory management features, Atlas can optimize their inventory, lower carrying costs, and avoid stockouts or excess inventory.

Accurate inventory information and automated replenishment procedures enable Atlas to process orders more quickly, enhancing customer satisfaction.

Streamlined Production Planning and Scheduling

NetSuite for Manufacturing empowers Atlas with advanced production planning and scheduling capabilities. Compared to their previous system, NetSuite made it possible for Atlas to better match production with customer demands. Atlas is able to optimize their production schedules, reduce downtime, and improve on-time delivery thanks to system-integrated demand forecasting, resource allocation, and production scheduling.

Integrated Supply Chain Management

NetSuite ERP facilitates seamless supply chain management for Atlas Machine & Supply. The system enables automated procurement processes, supplier collaboration, and order tracking. With improved visibility into supplier performance and timely availability of materials, Atlas can strengthen supplier relationships, mitigate supply chain risks, and reduce costs associated with procurement.

Real-time Financial Control

Atlas has better control over their financial operations thanks to NetSuite ERP's integrated financial management capabilities. The system allows for accurate tracking of costs, automated financial processes, and real-time financial reporting. With NetSuite, Atlas can gain insights into its financial performance, make informed decisions, and ensure compliance with regulatory requirements.

The transition from JobBOSS to NetSuite ERP for Manufacturing proved to be a game-changer for Atlas Machine & Supply Inc. By overcoming the limitations of their previous system, NetSuite will enable Atlas to optimize their manufacturing operations, streamline processes, and improve overall efficiency.

About Atlas Machine & Supply

ATLAS MACHINE & SUPPLY, INC. is a fourth-generation family business formed in 1907 and headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky. The Atlas team leverages over a century of expertise in their field. Their dedicated team of professionals provides best-in-class industrial air compressors, equipment, and related solutions.

Atlas re-engineers, repairs, and manufactures complex manufacturing equipment for industry and is a leading provider of industrial air compressors, equipment, and related solutions.

About GURUS Solutions

Gurus Solutions is one of the largest NetSuite ERP solutions providers across North America. As a NetSuite Partner, GURUS specializes in everything from implementations, integrations, project rescues, and support. Our team is recognized by Oracle NetSuite as an award-winning partner for over 15 consecutive years.

Want to see what other customers have to say about working with GURUS Solutions? Explore our customer testimonials and case studies, like Atlas’ project rescue.

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