Hi, we are implementing NetSuite and looking for advise.

We manufacture metal parts and would like to setup the system so that we are able to track availability of sheet metal in inventory as well as manufactured finished parts by its revision in finished goods.
A) What UOM have you used for sheet metal to best track consumption and availability.
B) How are you tracking sheet metal “sections” not fully consumed?

We also assemble serialized product that consume serialized components and subassemblies. For warranty purposes we must be able to track what serial number was consumed for each product. How are you setting this up?I’m sure I’ll have lots more questions, but these are key for us to start on the right foot.Thanks

Rookie Asked on February 4, 2020 in Manufacturing.
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Does your sheet metal come in a standard width? If so, I’d just use length (i.e. inches, centimeters, feet, meters, etc.).  Otherwise, you’ll just have to use the square of those (square inches, square cm, etc., etc.).  If you have like irregular sizes where you need a different particular dimension for each project (i.e. one part need at least a 5×8 sheet and one part need at least a 2×10, and you get extra unconsumed sections in different dimensions) , I don’t think you’re going to find something out-of-the-box for this, you’d have to integrate with or create in NetSuite some custom solution. If you’re looking for more of an “industry best practice” or standard, I’d seek out other similar manufacturers and ask them what they do (regardless of their ERP system).

There is native functionality for serialized inventory. You can add serialized items as components of another serialized item.  Plenty to read on that topic in SuiteAnswers.

Intermediate Answered on February 5, 2020.
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