Assemble to Order (ATO) Manufacturing Solution

Discover the efficiency of Assemble-to-Order (ATO) solutions with Artintech ERP. Our platform integrates all stages of ATO manufacturing – from sales and order processing to assembly and shipping. With features for real-time order tracking, inventory management, and manufacturing orders, Artintech ERP ensures a seamless, efficient manufacturing process.

Assemble to Order (ATO) Process:

System Setup

  • Suppliers
  • Customers
  • Items
  • Warehouses
  • Staff
  • Organization
  • Sales

  • Client Management
  • Proforma Invoice
  • Sales Order
  • Design & Engineering

  • Review Order
  • Design the Product
  • Create BOM
  • Create MO
  • Estimate Material Requirements
  • Production Plan
  • Reorder List
  • Get Quote
  • Issue PO
  • Warehousing

  • Receive
  • Move Stock
  • Count/Adjust
  • Monitoring & Control

  • Sales Reports
  • Financial Reports
  • Inventory Reports
  • Management Reports
  • Invoicing

  • Issue Invoice
  • Receive Money
  • Shipping

  • Pick
  • Pack
  • Load
  • Deliver
  • Quality Control

  • Quality Inspection
  • Non-Conformance Rerport
  • Request for Deviation
  • Manufacturing

  • Define BOM
  • Issue MO
  • Build
  • Check Quality
  • Update Stock
  • Assemble to Order (ATO) steps:

    The Assemble-to-Order (ATO) manufacturing process involves creating products by assembling pre-manufactured components based on specific customer requirements. Here are the general steps involved in the ATO manufacturing process:

    1. Customer Order: The process begins when a customer places an order for a specific product. The order includes specific details about the product, such as size, color, material, and other customizations.

    2. Order Review: The manufacturer reviews the order to ensure they have the necessary components to fulfill it. This includes checking the availability of components, labor, and machinery.

    3. Assembly Planning: Based on the customer’s specifications, the manufacturer plans the assembly of the product. This may involve creating a new assembly plan or modifying an existing one.

    4. Procurement of Components: If the manufacturer doesn’t have the necessary components on hand, they will need to procure them. This involves ordering the components from suppliers and waiting for their delivery.

    5. Assembly: Once all components are available, the assembly process begins. This involves various stages such as fitting, joining, and finishing, depending on the nature of the product.

    6. Quality Control: After the product is assembled, it undergoes quality control checks to ensure it meets the customer’s specifications and the manufacturer’s quality standards.

    7. Delivery: Once the product passes the quality control checks, it is packaged and delivered to the customer.


    These steps can vary based on the specific industry and nature of the product being manufactured. An ERP system like Artintech can help manage these steps effectively, ensuring efficiency and customer satisfaction.

    Examples of industries with Make to Stock (MTS) manufacturing process:

    Delving into the world of manufacturing, a number of industries employ the Assemble-to-Order (ATO) strategy to meet their customer demands. Here, we spotlight some of such industries that extensively use this approach:

    Consumer Electronics:

    Manufacturers of devices like smartphones, TVs, and laptops could benefit from an ERP system to manage their complex supply chains.

    Computer and Electronics

    • Custom Gaming Console Assembly
    • Personalized Laptop Manufacturing
    • Customized Server Equipment Assembly
    • Bespoke Network Equipment Assembly


    • Custom Car Parts Assembly
    • Personalized Motorcycle Manufacturing
    • Customized Recreational Vehicle Assembly


    • Modular Office Furniture Assembly
    • Customized Home Furniture Manufacturing
    • Personalized Outdoor Furniture Assembly


    • Custom Kitchen Appliance Assembly
    • Personalized Home Appliance Manufacturing
    • Customized Commercial Appliance Assembly


    • Prefabricated Home Assembly
    • Custom Modular Building Manufacturing
    • Personalized Construction Equipment Assembly


    • Custom Medical Device Assembly
    • Personalized Healthcare Equipment Manufacturing

    Sports and Recreation

    • Customized Sports Equipment Assembly
    • Personalized Fitness Equipment Manufacturing


    • Custom Aircraft Parts Assembly
    • Personalized Spacecraft Component Manufacturing


    Each of these industries, with their unique challenges, stands to benefit from an ERP system like Artintech, which can streamline operations, improve efficiency, and increase profitability by effectively managing the MTS process.

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