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Purchasing management for manufacturing Information and links

A manufacturing operation requires parts and materials to keep it running. Precise control over the data and processes involved in purchasing these parts is key. While small firms may manage with spreadsheets, increased complexity often necessitates purpose-built software.


Proper software for manufacturing purchasing operations like Aligni MRP is crucial as it can help businesses optimize their procurement processes, reduce costs, and improve efficiency. These systems establish a unified core for data, create a dynamic information flow, and automate many manual processes. Proper software can also help businesses improve collaboration with critical suppliers, strengthen organizational agility and efficiency, and reduce risks and costs. 


Moving to purpose-built software for managing purchasing operations can help businesses streamline their procurement processes, reduce costs, and improve efficiency. But a lot of the terms, details, and processes these software systems use may be alien to smaller companies looking to upgrade. That’s why we’ve put together the resources below to help inform and guide businesses looking to get better control and efficiency out of their procurement processes.

Aligni Knowledge Center links

Managing inventory lead times with MRP
Inventory tracking defined
Why inventory tracking and demand estimation work together
Supply Planning for Manufacturing
Understanding the RFQ process
The Value of Demand Forecasting in Manufacturing
Tracking Material Usage in Production Environments
Selecting the right supplier and part for the build using Aligni
Keeping Bills of Materials updated internally and with vendors
Contracting electronics manufacturing: the basics
An introduction to electronics manufacturing certifications for contract manufacturing

How Aligni does this

Our MRP software provides the tools to perform these operations more effectively than home grown spreadsheet systems and without the costs and requirements large-scale ERP system require. We’ve created some detailed information on how Aligni systems can help firms move to the next level of inventory and purchasing management.

Aligni product links

Managing the quoting process with Aligni
Product Build Management with Aligni
Refining purchasing management with Aligni’s Vendor Portal
Advanced Purchasing and Vendor Management with Aligni
Aligni for Supply Chain Managers

If you’re looking to move to a more effective solution to managing your supply chain needs, it is time to step up to a purpose-built system to manage parts, materials, and the processes of planning and purchasing them. It’s time to sign up for Aligni.

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