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ERP software solutions designed to fit all production needs.

The complete MBI[R] ERP-Solution supports features and options. Not only are the number of sales items supported, but product master data like BOMs or routings also can be reduced dramatically. Shop floor execution can be optimized through pooling by options. Furniture specific business rules (i.e., a shelf 38mm smaller than the base) can easily be configured because dimensions and measures are also supported. Even inventory items can be organized by features and options.

It is easy to set up complex and powerful configuration scenarios through features and options because the corresponding software functions are part of the core application of MBI. The unique features-and-options-based configuration of MBI Solutions is optimal for the support of product variety, as well as quick product life cycles, in furniture production.


MBI Solutions include a CAD-based order entry system to support online item configuration in a correct fashion with detailed technical measures. The drawings can be used for customer 3-D visualizations, as well as CNC-processing. Thus, the specific requirements of furniture design and engineering are fully supported by MBI.


Applying the right sales price and discount agreements are a constant strain on resources in the furniture and wood processing industries. Through the years, retailer and customer pricing complexities have risen and become sophisticated in order to achieve an acceptable amount of profit from the manufacturer's point of view.


Assembled furniture requires a high volume of warehouse space. Therefore, it is important to produce just-in-time and "right on the truck" to minimize stock levels. Additionally, there are distributed production plants and the provision of material for sub contractors.

MBI Solutions supports JIT production to plan all production and purchasing steps, considering transportation time and supply of material. Logistic optimization systems can be linked easily to achieve the maximum adherence to delivery dates required in the fields of furniture industries.


MBI Solutions includes a process control system for material booking, production feedback back and shipment. The uniqueness of this solution is the online integration, instead of external linking to a PCS system. Through this, optimal process transparency and control can be achieved. For example, MBI runs parallel jobs for production feedback, material booking and printing of next step labels within one scanning step. The online integrated process control system has been developed especially for the high process frequencies in furniture and wood processing production, in order to realize a high level of automation.


In a furniture manufacturing company, many people are involved in short-term order and production processes, and therefore both require and provide detailed information quite frequently. MBI offers a workflow management system that is very useful and can be easily configured by customers themselves. By implementing an integrated business workflow management into the ERP Solution, business processes can be configured individually to avoid customer-specific programming. Via workflow transactions, the ERP can be triggered and controlled.

Due to the time control of the workflow system, none of the jobs will be forgotten or delayed. Daily business will be organized with maximum performance and cost efficiencies.

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Date:May 1, 2005
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