Blue Link ERP is designed for wholesalers and distributors but also includes specialized functionality for businesses that perform light manufacturing. Blue Link light manufacturing features such as those listed below, work along with Blue Link’s overall ERP software that includes inventory management, accounting, order entry, invoicing, quoting and more. Blue Link is a great fit for wholesale and distribution businesses that require light manufacturing features and is not suitable for true manufacturing facilities. Specific Blue Link features include:
Blue Link software is perfect for wholesalers and distributors with light manufacturing requirements such as kitting and assembly. Manufacturers who employ extensive machinery to convert raw materials into finished product require specialized functionality that can only be found in expensive manufacturing software packages and not Blue Link. However, many light manufacturers can find a perfect fit for their business with standard inventory ERP software that includes the required production components such as Bill of Materials (BOM), assembly, production control, and kitting.
Unlike a full-blown manufacturing software package, Blue Link ERP presumes that the primary requirement is inventory control – often wholesale or distribution – with a production element to your operations as outlined below.
Bill of Materials (BOM)
The ability to define a list of components necessary to assemble a particular item. BOM is used to track production that is able to be accomplished depending on which components are available.
Assembly / Production Control
Assembly and production control functionality determines what products can be assembled given a defined bill of materials (BOM) and available inventory. This functionality will allow you to assemble product, disassemble product, and assign costs to the labour components of assembly.
Allows for inventory to be sold as pre-defined kits – groups of items sold as a single item – or sold as individual items. For example, you might sell keyboards and mice separately or together as a keyboard and mouse combo.