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DNAredthorn is the market leading solution provider

to advanced manufacturing businesses



DNAredthorn is the market leading solution provider to advanced manufacturing subcontractors and has been supporting global engineering companies improve business performance for more than 25 years, making significant bottom line impact for companies serving aerospace and defence, automotive, nuclear, oil & gas, medical, electronics, white & yellow goods and commercial engineering sectors.

Our software and services have been designed and developed by engineers for engineers – we understand the requirements of your sector and the challenges you face in the supply chain. DNAredthorn enables organisations to optimise the planning and operation of their company's commercial and production processes whilst fully conforming to ISO9001 / AS9100 & customer quality approval documentation requirements. DNAredthorn fully supports the specific requirements of a subcontract engineering businesses – job costing & margin analysis capacity planning, shopfloor loading, customer service and performance management.

With over 3000 global users DNAredthorn is recognised as the global market leader for advanced engineering subcontractors with revenues of £1m-£30m. Our software provides manufacturing businesses with a low cost solution that is fit for purpose and can be easily configured to your requirements. The difference between DNAredthorn and most of our competitors is that we only focus on advanced manufacturing businesses – so we really understand your sector and the challenges you face every day.

Our vast client list speaks for we support advanced manufacturing companies such as Eurocopter, Bodycote, Magellan, Bromford Industries, Aeromet, RTI and Trac Group through to niche jobbing jobs that employ 20 people. Our software supports the global supply chains of Boeing, Airbus, Rolls Royce, BAE Systems, JCB, Caterpillar, Komatsu, Volvo and GKN through its fully integrated solutions.

DNAredthorn is an Oracle based manufacturing planning & control system designed and supported in the UK with an offshore software development centre based in Wuhan, China to offer our clients best value for money and rapid turnaround on customised developments. Our ability to react to your needs and develop low cost solutions sets us apart and is how we always stay one step ahead of the is also how we help to differentiate your business.


  • Partnership with OEMs, Universities, Industry Associations and European Funding Bodies to drive sector focused innovation and ensure that our software and services remain at the forefront in supply chain excellence.
  • DNAagile has been awarded several innovation grants from the UK Government’s Technology Strategy Board to invest in latest technologies and new innovative business models such as our cloud based mobile applications that enable you to manage your business anywhere.
  • Our integrated off-shore software development facility ensures we are the most cost competitive solution provider on the market and have access to highly qualified scalable resource that can develop low cost customised solutions aligned to the DNA of your business.
  • Our unique combination of consultancy and training services targeted at advanced manufacturing companies sets us apart. We don’t just install a new system....we embed best practice processes and disciplines through a robust culture change programme.


  • • Delivery documents and invoicing
  • • Estimating and quotations
  • • Free-type and pro-forma invoicing
  • • Group and stage invoicing
  • • Standard and contract costing
  • • Delivery performance and job enquiry
  • • WIP plus management reports
  • • Direct Sales
  • • Contract Review
  • • Shop Floor Data Capture
  • • Tooling Management
  • • CAD / CAM Interchange
  • • Document Management
  • • Configuration Management
  • • Vendor Rating
  • • Bonded Stores
  • • Material Procurement
  • • Stock Valuations
  • • Expansive Traceability
  • • Stock Assignment
  • • Wireless Material Allocation (Including Parts)
  • • Employee Database
  • • Timesheets and Labour Booking
  • • Operation Analysis
  • • Multiple Routing
  • • Productivity and Lost Time Reporting
  • • Labour and Machine Cost Analysis
  • • Job Tracking and Costing
  • • Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)
  • • CRM (Customer Relationship Management)
  • • Account Management
  • • Gantt Chart
  • • Machine Management
  • • Machine Efficiencies, Capacities, Availability
  • • Multiple Machine Centres
  • • Machine Calendar
  • • Detailed Reporting
  • • Forward Planning and Finite Scheduling
  • • Material traceability
  • • Purchase order generation
  • • Invoice matching
  • • Sub contract purchasing
  • • Goods inward
  • • Alternative suppliers
  • • Aerospace supplier approvals
  • • Non Stock Purchasing
  • • Batch Purchase Generation
  • • e-procurement (Web Aggregated Purchasing)
  • • Inspection and Calibration
  • • Critical Dimensions and Inspection Records
  • • Data Import Facility
  • • Integrated Financials
  • • Sage Financials Integration
  • • Multi Currency (Sales and Purchasing)
  • • Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI)
  • • Pallet Location and Tracking
  • • Open database / report writing
  • • Oracle Discoverer
  • • OLAP Cube Functionality
  • • RedALERT Messenger (Event driven email)
  • • Document Layout Facility


  • • easy to get started with set-up wizard providing a step by step ‘idiots guide’
  • • 24/7 ‘chat room’ on-line technical support
  • • scalable implementation from set-up, basic, intermediate, advance and professional
  • • best practice business processes aligned to your business workflow, constraints, reporting scorecards etc.
  • • designed to be configured to your DNA - with implementation phases from Set-up to Professional
  • • favourites and shortcuts configured to each user – you will only see what you use
  • • data formats & disciplines optimise system functionality however flexibility is retained through customisation menu
  • • data can be easily imported to minimise manual data input, with integrity checks to ensure format is correct
  • • the system has several data integrity alerts to ensure system is being optimised
  • • disciplined user control – covering areas such as administration rights, spend limits and engineering control
  • • capacity planning functionality allows you to identify any bottlenecks in advance
  • • data integrity alerts
  • • direct labour costs reduced by maximising resource utilisation and better resource planning
  • • raw material & subcontract costs reduced through more controlled supplier management processes
  • • reduced cap-ex costs from better utilised existing equipment capacity before making unnecessary investments
  • • flexibility to manage unplanned ‘quick turnaround’ orders with minimal system planning and simple for continuous status updating and rescheduling
  • • detailed closed loop planning feedback for regular steady state jobs
  • • rough cut and detailed capacity analysis providing visibility of resource constraints that enable proactive planning and rescheduling whilst optimising resource utilisation
  • • automated equipment calibration database
  • • integrated supplier register
  • • non-conformance management including internal and external reject management and root cause analysis
  • • internal / external audit schedule planning


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