Product variants are versions of products with variations in attributes such as color, size, material, features, pricing, etc. Even though selling a product with variants is quite clear-cut, managing their production can be a real headache. You can also listen to this article: What are Product Variants? Product variants are different versions or variations of […]
Production capacity is an essential metric for any manufacturer planning their production. Knowing it helps to provide customers with more accurate lead times and can be a great aid in forecasting cash flow. In this post, we look at what production capacity is and explore different ways how to calculate it.
A multi-level BOM is a bill of materials that represents the composition of various subassemblies in addition to the final product. This type of BOM becomes indispensable when a certain level of product complexity is reached but there are also situations where the use of a multi-level BOM is unwarranted.
Make-to-order (MTO) and assemble-to-order (ATO) are manufacturing workflows that use the pull system, meaning that production starts when an order comes in. As such, they are mostly used by companies that manufacture customizable products. In this post, we go over their differences, pros and cons, and production management considerations.