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Manufacturers that make vehicles (or the parts for them), need to scale their production according to demand, expand product lines and provide customized options.
Traditional manufacturing ERPs can often be locked into requiring a rigid bill of materials and offer limited flexibility for adjusting formulas or production batches on the fly to meet fluctuating demand.
The global nature of the automotive and marine industry requires careful inventory planning and control of lead times. Wherefour's modern inventory forecasting, "what if" and MRP functions are purpose-built to help manufacturers accurately and easily forecast, plan and execute inventory purchasing to maximize the availability of materials while minimizing the amount of cash tied up in inventory.
Wherefour's production module can base material need from customer orders, or a series of standing orders from key customers. Our platform supports and maintains your requirements for the R&D, production, inventory control, quality, costing, lot traceability, compliance, planning, scheduling, and warehousing or distribution of vehicles and associated parts and supplies.
Design a custom workflow for product production or packaging that matches the process you are already doing. Overhead, like labor or unexpected costs for a specific production run, can also be added and included in COGS automatically.
Unlike many traditional ERPs, Wherefour's platform lets you create variable results from each batch, or even run a disassembly process where something is purchased and broken into new material that is then used in other products.
Determine what material you need now and in the future quickly and easily, while factoring lead times, reorder points and all the activity in your business. Create new purchase orders for replenishing inventory with a single button click!
Track everything used in your product business, including the user who did the transaction, the date and time, and all the associated costs as well. A button click generates full traceability reports showing material still in your facility and what went to customers.
Our customizable B2B ordering portal lets you give customers access to their own orders, standing orders and invoice history. You control what products they can order and what prices they pay. Wherefour can even apply promotional pricing based on the time of year or purchase volumes.
Whether you sell products through ecommerce, put them into distribution, or a combination of both, Wherefour's integrations and workflow help you automate the more time-consuming aspects of your business, such as order entry and fulfillment.
Wherefour’s work order-driven production module makes it easy to customize your workflow to what meets your needs. From consistent, daily production to production needs that are driven by your daily customer orders, we’ve got you covered. COGS tracking means that your true production costs are just a click away.
With Wherefour’s inventory and lot tracking capabilities on the job, drill into any item in inventory to see on hand amounts, status, cost and traceability aspects. Pull inventory for production based on FIFO, FEFO, LIFO or user-selected lots and transfer inventory between locations with a couple of clicks. Wherefour will send you automatic reorder, wastage and expiration notices. And yes, we can handle catch weights!
Keep inventory, production and compliance data in one place, accessible 24/7 from anywhere in the world. Upload, store and “tag” an unlimited number of compliance documents, such as COAs, lab test results, photos, scanned notes, PDF files, spreadsheets and more. If you’re using a mobile device, use the camera to snap an instant record and store it with the rest of your data.
Track the suppliers and true cost of each purchase as it is checked into inventory. Wherefour will send you automatic email alerts when inventory items are below your reorder thresholds or is about to expire. We'll even create POs automatically for your preferred suppliers.
Custom (and automatic) lot code, barcode or serial number sequences that incorporate batch date, expiration date, julian date, facility, location, etc.
Automatically pull ingredients and supplies via FIFO, FEFO, LIFO or on a per-batch need.
Print GS1, Code 128 or Code 93 barcodes for product, inventory, package or pallet labels.
Automatic alerts for expiring products or ingredients reaching low levels.
“I could not be happier with the Wherefour experience. They are so willing to understand our business needs and they are consistently attempting to work with us in order to be successful. Truly an "Our success is their success" attitude!”
“I can travel and still know what is going on. The system automatically lets me know if I need to place an inventory order, and I don’t have to check it manually. Plus, you have the best customer service!”
“We use Wherefour daily for our manufacturing business and it saves us so much in time in terms of keeping track of inventory and managing our customers.”
“We recently were audited by a customer with very stringent traceability requirements and demonstrated that we knew where all of the product went within five minutes.”
“We chose Wherefour as our ERP because it is elegantly simple and does what we need efficiently. It has really helped with audit traceability exercises. We have what we need in five minutes with a click of a button, and you don’t have to be an IT director to use it.”
“I want to say how much we are enjoying the system. It's changing the way we do business.”
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