Leverage Specialized PCB Capabilities
PCB manufacturing and engineering processes require specialized functionality that you just can’t find in a generic ERP. That’s why, Cimnet delivers targeted engineering and manufacturing capabilities that are designed around the unique workflow and challenges of the PCB industry. These industry-specific features are integrated with a full suite of business management tools that drive efficiency and visibility across your quoting, inventory management, production, financial and supply chain processes. Cimnet also integrates seamlessly with other common PCB applications, including CAM (computer-aided manufacturing) and pre-CAM products.
Respond Faster to Your Customers
Agility and responsiveness to customer demand are critical to your success in today’s increasingly competitive market. Cimnet is designed to make you a more agile producer so you can respond faster to issues and opportunities. The system enables immediate and accurate responses to RFQs, reduces engineering time and cost by automating stack-up and traveler generation, and dramatically reduces the time required for pre-production tasks and fabrication. These efficiencies give you the flexibility to meet ever-changing customer requirements and get a leg up on the competition.
Drive Alignment Across Your Enterprise
Many PCB manufacturers today are multi-site and/or engage in close partnerships with other suppliers around the world. By centralizing all your processes on a single, well-integrated platform, Cimnet allows your company to respond as a single resource for your customers. The solution improves the flow of key business information across your enterprise, driving alignment between different areas of the business so your team can react quickly to changing customer requirements.
Automate Every Stage of Your Operations
Cimnet eliminates the inefficiencies and errors caused by manual data entry and introduces automation into every stage of your operations. Specifications can be transferred electronically from the customer into the solution’s engineering system. After validation and detailed engineering, the data moves through the quoting, production and quality systems electronically, and the full history of the design and order is captured in the system—no re-keying needed. This streamlined process helps reduce cycle time, improve quote accuracy and margins, track actual costs and minimize errors.
Cimnet Paradigm ERP
Cimnet Paradigm ERP delivers comprehensive enterprise resource planning functionality for PCB manufacturers. From order planning and manufacturing to financial control and shop floor management, the system streamlines and coordinates your operations from start to finish. Powerful planning features—including plan by schedule, material requirements planning (MRP) and capacity requirements planning (CRP)—help you commit orders confidently, and real-time analytical tools enable accelerated, fact-based decision making. Paradigm ERP also offers an array of optional enhancements, including a module for real-time notifications, advanced forecasting features and statistical process control (SPC) tools.
Cimnet Engenix is a comprehensive product engineering solution designed to support the specialized engineering needs of PCB manufacturers. Engenix reduces engineering time and cost by automating stack-up and traveler generation—streamlining the engineering process. It works seamlessly alongside Paradigm ERP, making critical engineering data securely accessible across your enterprise. Engenix can be extended with optional rigid-flex capabilities as well as enterprise support for managing engineering processes across multiple plants.
Designed exclusively for the PCB industry, i-Quote is an intelligent, web-based quoting system that enables immediate and accurate responses to requests for quotes (RFQs) and provides global, 24/7 access to sales staff and customers anywhere. With i-Quote, customer service representatives or authorized customers can enter RFQ information and part data metrics directly into a user-friendly, customizable interface. i-Quote can also extract, view and analyze data in virtually any format directly from a PC. Leveraging the system’s customizable rules and calculation methods, you can automatically generate accurate cost-based quotations within seconds. And i-Quote also supports seamless multi-plant quoting and multi-stage quote approval.
Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) Infrastructure
Cimnet can be equipped with a robust Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) infrastructure to streamline the data exchange with customers and suppliers while ensuring compliance with each party’s unique requirements. By adding an EDI integration, you can electronically import and export orders, shipping notices and other data that would otherwise have to be handled manually—helping to reduce administrative costs and speed up the supply chain.
Advanced Quality by uniPoint
Advanced Quality by uniPoint is a paperless quality system that allows you to track and measure the cost and frequency of quality events, initiate non-conformances and preventative actions, and streamline preparation for quality audits.
Advanced Shipping by Digital Shipper
Advanced Shipping by Digital Shipper automates all aspects of your shipping operations using the latest technology in multi-carrier shipping software.
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