The Finnish and Estonian factories of the 120 million Euro Swedish electronics manufacturer Note Ab use Manu Online to administer their complex sales, purchasing and manufacturing logistics.

Operations are driven by sales orders and customer-provided forecasts. Work is carried out in manufacturing cells using a hybrid make-to-stock and make to order strategy.

The electronics industry is characterised by demanding purchase planning. There are complex product structures which result in procurement of large volumes of both small and high value components with varying lead times. Shortage of even a single low value component may halt production with expensive consequences.