Boost Efficiency

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Manufacturing Efficiency

DBA Manufacturing is a different type of ERP system, one that is designed and priced for small business. DBA runs the manufacturing side of your business and updates your accounting system, which continues to be used for all financial processes.

DBA's "Total Control" process workflow compares favorably with any ERP system. What sets DBA apart from other systems is our focus on manufacturing efficiency.

DBA includes seven essential processes that collectively can dramatically boost your manufacturing efficiency, which is your ability to fulfill customer orders quickly and reliably using the least amount of inventory and WIP. These seven essential processes can be applied to any type of manufacturing company, whether you have standard or custom products made to stock or to order.

Strategic Inventory

Planning a strategic inventory is the foundation of manufacturing efficiency. Item order policies enable you to reduce times to shipment by stocking sell items for immediate shipment and by stocking key components for make to order items to shorten lead times. Monthly forecasts and supply days targets enable you to make and buy selected items to stock while keeping inventory to a minimum. Strategic inventory enables you to plan exactly how long it takes to ship your products and how exactly how much inventory will be required to do so. Strategic inventory works equally well with standard and one-off custom products.

Efficiency Essentials

Strategic inventory is carried out by six other processes.

MRP generates a coordinated master schedule where all supply dates are aligned with dependent demand dates. This gives you an overall action plan for meeting sales order required dates and shipping on time.

Jobs are released to production and get new finish dates as material becomes available from inbound POs, lower-level subassembly jobs, and stock on hand. This way you know exactly what jobs are to be started next, in the correct order of assembly, and the master schedule gets automatically adjusted to reflect actual conditions on the ground.

Work centers are coordinated by running job sequences in job priority order. This way jobs trending late are automatically expedited in work center queues without any need for manual intervention.

Materials are issued to jobs in real time as sequences are started. This way you always know exactly what's on hand at all times, which facilitates stock counts and all your inventory-related processes.

Job labor is tracked as job sequences are finished. This updates work center queues and job priorities and lets you know exactly where each job stands at any given time.

Finished items are received at a calculated unit cost that includes material, labor, overhead, and subcontract services. This gives you a complete cost profile that flows through to inventory value and cost of goods sold.

Financial Transfer

DBA is ideally suited for small business because you continue using your existing accounting system for all financial processes, including receivables, payables, payroll, banking, and financial reporting. DBA runs the manufacturing side of your business, which enables you to focus on boosting your manufacturing efficiency.

Learn More

If you are looking for a competitive edge that enables you to fulfill customer orders quickly and reliably using the least amount of inventory and WIP, DBA is the solution for you. To learn more about boosting your manufacturing efficiency, we invite you to review the product page on our website where you will find a wealth of information, including overview videos, workflow guides, and online documentation.