NetSuite WMS: Picking Work Order & Assemblies with a Mobile Device 

In this video, we demonstrate how to use NetSuite WMS for picking work order and assemblies with a mobile device. Starting on the dashboard, we’ll prep work orders that are ready to be built. From there, we use the mobile RF handheld device to pick components for the work order, build the assembly and complete the work order. Finally, we’ll print the label and access the summary of the build and putaway for the work order.

NetSuite Inventory Planning 

This demonstration showcases NetSuite’s inventory planning capabilities. Starting on the purchasing and inventory sub-tab, we dive into the item record where users can see the inventory planning setup. This includes establishing time-phased replenishment as well as expected lead time and safety stock levels by location. We’ll walk through lot-sizing methods, which provide users more control over purchasing for specific lot sizes or intervals. We then explain NetSuite’s four project methods to calculate demand plan by locations: linear regression, moving average, seasonal average or sales forecast. Lastly, we’ll use the supply plan for inventory ordering and submitting orders.

NetSuite Assembly and Bill of Materials Records 

This demonstration focuses on NetSuite’s capabilities around assembly and bill of material records. We’ll start with reviewing some of the key components of the production dashboard, such as real-time visibility into production metrics, inventory balances as well as scheduled and open work orders. We’ll also walk through the product overview reports that provide visibility into production on the warehouse floor, including completion percentages for each job. We’ll demonstrate how to form a bill of materials, account for standard yield loss and include other assembly items to create a multilevel bill of materials. Lastly, we’ll show how to use an assembly build transaction to incorporate labor and overhead cost on the assembly item record.

NetSuite Work Order Builds 

In this video, we’ll demonstrate how to build work orders in NetSuite. We’ll start by reviewing some of the key components of the production dashboard, like reminders and key performance indicators. Next, we’ll walk through the production overview report that provides visibility into real-time productivity taking place on the warehouse floor. Using NetSuite’s out-of-the-box reporting, we’ll demonstrate options to view production variances, component use as well as bills of materials. We’ll also take a look at the work order transaction record where users can select appropriate assembly items and correct revisions, check real-time inventory and gain insight into all the components and subassemblies pulled form the bill of materials. Lastly, we’ll demonstrate NetSuite’s real-time connection between operations, inventory and accounting.

NetSuite Demand and Supply Planning 

This demonstration focuses on NetSuite’s demand and supply planning capabilities. We begin by calculating item demand plans for four projection methods: linear regression, moving average, sales forecast and seasonal average. We then dive into supply planning parameters around lead time, safety stock, lot sizing method, supply type and demand source. Once parameters are set, we’ll create an item supply plan using inventory balances, forecasting and planned work orders. We’ll conclude by demonstrating how to automatically generate mass work orders.

NetSuite Advanced Inventory Management 

In this video, we demonstrate NetSuite’s advanced inventory management capabilities. We start on the “New Item” page where users can see their lot numbers and serialized inventory items, matrix items as well as the matrix item assistant. We’ll then walk through the item record, including the feature for multiple units of measures, which differentiates purchasing and stocking of an item. We also dive into the detail tab, where users can see lot numbers by location, and finally, we demonstrate how NetSuite’s item receiving and fulfillment processes help increase efficiencies within the warehouse.

NetSuite Work in Process (WIP) and Routing 

This video demonstrates NetSuite’s work in process (WIP) and routing capabilities. We walk through an individual assembly item and manufacturing routing information, including: operation sequence and name, cost template, setup time and run rate. We’ll explain how to set up lag types to uncover operational overlap and delays, and we’ll review a work order created for the assembly items, which provides visibility into operations that are scheduled based on manufacturing routing, work order quantity, production start date and scheduling method. Finally, once the work order is released, we’ll demonstrate how to issue components and record production results against it, factoring in labor setup time and machine runtime.

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