Aluminum Supplier

Outsourced Manufacturing

One of our specialties is helping companies configure and integrate ERP to manage and provide visibility with products that are outsourced and manufactured by third parties.  These companies may serialize their components at different stages and either bring finished goods in-house for distribution or use a third-party logistics company.  This includes both B2B and B2C companies.

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MULTIPLE MANUFACTURERS

To protect intellectual property, contain costs, and utilize different skillsets, different manufacturers are used for building different sub-assemblies and completing finished goods.

ORDER MANAGEMENT

Inventory needs to be purchased, shipped, and received overseas, components and sub-assemblies need to be ordered for assembly, and finished goods need to be shipped to customers.

SERIALIZATION & TRACKING

Certain components, sub-assemblies, and/or finished goods may be serialized to track where they came from, determine when they were built, and track more costly sub-assemblies.

QUALITY

CONTROL

Sub-assemblies and finished goods go through quality control measures to ensure products created by outsourced vendors meet your standards before final delivery to customers.

CONSIGNED INVENTORY

Inventory may be purchased in advance to reduce costs from one vendor and then shipped and stored to another vendor in preparation for assembly.  This inventory is owned by you and tracked on your books.

INTEGRATION

Integration is required with outsourced manufacturers and third-party vendors to provide visibility into your outsourced assembly line, as well as other integrations like EDI for purchasing and order fulfillment.

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"One of the biggest challenges we see with outsourced manufacturing is visibility.  An ERP that is well-integrated with your outsourced vendors can help you make informed decisions, manage your supply chain, and meet customer demand."

- Teresa Rekieta, EIS Director of Engagement