The Needs of Baby and Infant Product Manufacturers
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When trends prevail in the market, they are usually due to some sort of shift in demand. In the infant and early motherhood product manufacturing industry a market growth has been triggered. This was mostly due to a shift in consumer behaviour and buying habits.
These newly adopted buying habits of consumer products have increased demand for items such as organic baby foods, tech baby care products, and higher use of eCommerce. As the organic food segment grows due to concerns of possible contaminations and exposure to chemicals, such as metals in baby food, the safety practices of manufacturers are put under the microscope.
Due to news revolving around consumer product safety practices about manufacturing and quality control, concerns arose about whether baby food manufacturers have the capacity and software that will allow tracking of products to ensure quality and safety measures. The manufacturing process needs to abide by regulatory requirements and product safety rules.
SuiteBaby is ERP Buddies’ custom-built NetSuite business management solution for the Infant and Early Motherhood products industry, offers a modern approach to business organization in product manufacturing and distribution.
SuiteBaby provides an end-to-end software solution that aids in the achievement of a seamless experience across instore, POS, eCommerce shopping along with accounting, financials, CRM, inventory management, and order management.
SuiteBaby will enhance your manufacturing companies’ workflows and support the growth of an organization through all ventures.
SuiteBaby supports business functions through:
Accounting & Financials
With an integrated approach to accounting and financials, SuiteBaby improves accounting accuracy by eliminating human errors that can include duplicate data entries and mismanaged spreadsheets. With real-time information, accounting and financial overviews are simply done through role-based dashboards which will support keeping an eye on the “Baby”. SuiteBaby ensures compliance with accounting standards in both local and regional sectors, thanks to its revenue management functionality.
Production environments with the support of a production control function can improve scheduling, work management and increase the quality of products. Procedures can be streamlined through automation in creating work orders from sales orders in make-to-order business models. SuiteBaby’s production control feature can further be supported by lot and serial tracing enabling both to be registered through purchasing receipts, inventory, shop floor control, and sales orders. Production control can be relied upon to ensure consumer product safety and product safety rules.
Order Management & Fulfillment
This feature ensures that the entire order to cash process is fulfilled in prompt time due to its automation capabilities. It is also possible to optimize fulfillment across various locations, which include warehouses, stores, and suppliers. With the ability to determine the best shipping location based on proximity or product availability SuiteBaby can help optimize order efficiency. All in all, SuiteBaby’s order management will ensure consistency and efficiency with effective tools to monitor and scale operations.
NetSuite Warehouse Management System
Optimize day-to-day warehouse operations with NetSuite WMS. SuiteBaby uses NetSuite’s Warehouse Management system which provides industry-leading practices and tools, such as barcode scanning, strategies for putting away and picking, task management, return authorization receipts and cycle count plans. When there are many SKUs, warehouse management can quickly become overwhelming and inefficient when relying solely on spreadsheets. SuiteBaby’s WMS eliminates these types of errors, which in conclusion will minimize handling costs, and improve warehouse consistency.
The inventory module will provide insights such as real-time inventory across all locations in which the business is operating. Additionally, it also has real-time insights on sales channels which will ultimately allow businesses to reduce inventory on hand. Real-time visibility applies to inventory at hand, in transit, as well as insights on reorder quantities, and inventory costs.
The supply chain management (SCM) feature encompasses a range of activities within, including procurement, inventory management, and demand planning among many. Plan with analytics on demand, review sales forecasts, effectively create purchase, transfer, and work orders. An optimized supply chain will support the needed regulatory requirements.
Planning & Scheduling
Shop Floor control
With many concerns about the safety of infant and toddler products business needs to ensure that their products are maintaining quality and assurance that there is compliance with materials being used. Manufacturing companies are the main group that must ensure all product safety rules are being followed. Even processes such as labeling requirements and testing must have a thorough procedure. Consumer goods that are applicable to children are under the microscope frequently. Anxious parents put pressure on businesses to adopt business management solutions that can look after all workflows such as Suitebaby is capable of.
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