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.
Does This Sound Like Your Company?
To protect intellectual property, contain costs, and utilize different skillsets, different manufacturers are used for building different sub-assemblies and completing finished goods.
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.
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.
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 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.