Accounting Services
Outsourced Accounting

Expertly trained accountants with a deep understanding of the software and your industry,

Family Office Accounting

High-touch technology family office accounting services that ensure security and privacy.

Bill Pay

Outsourced bill pay solution with cash flow reporting and tracked expenses.

What Are Outsourced Accounting Services and Do I Need Them?

If you are asking yourself these two questions, you've come to the right place.

What’s the Difference Between CFO and a Controller - and What Do I Need?

Although these two important roles are sometimes viewed as interchangeable there are important differences between them.

Industry Expertise
Our Key Industries

Expert knowledge and high-quality software solutions for our 5 key industries.

Construction & Real Estate

Real-time financial data and integrated job costing to generate reports and improve accountability.

Manufacturing & Distribution

Track billing of materials, implement inventory control systems, manage supplier base, and reduce unnecessary costs.


Our team has the expertise needed to navigate deposits, refunds, chargebacks, and processing fees to maximize efficiency.

Professional Services

Streamline financial operation and increase overall profitability to enable faster and smarter decisions.

Family Office Accounting

High-touch technology family office accounting services that ensure security and privacy.

Why does industry expertise matter?

Industry focus allows us to be experts in the accounting needs of the companies that operate within these industries.

Why Plumb Works With These Industries

This is another one of our favorite questions. The answer is easy: we know these industries.

Software Expertise
Sage Software

Innovative software to manage your accounting, people, payroll, payments, and more.

NetSuite Software

Integrated cloud business software suite, including business accounting, ERP, CRM and ecommerce software.

QuickBooks Software

Scalable solutions for reporting, transactions, month-end close, analysis, and more.

QuickBooks to NetSuite Migration: A Comprehensive Guide

Migrating from one accounting software platform to another is a critical undertaking for businesses. This is especially true when considering a transition from QuickBooks to NetSuite.

How do I know which Software is right for my company?

Selecting the "right" software for your company might seem like an overwhelming task, but we'd like to help make this process easier for you.

Sage Software

Innovative software to manage your accounting, people, payroll, payments, and more.

Sage Intacct

Automate the critical processes, reduce the spreadsheet headaches, and get greater visibility into real-time business performance.

Sage 300 CRE

Sage 300 Construction & Real Estate connects finances and operations to help ensure maximum profit.

Sage 100 Contractor

The all-in-one construction software that goes beyond basic accounting to put you in total command of your projects.

Sage Estimating

Build bids quickly and precisely, plus integrate with other Sage software solutions to streamline operations.

Sage Paperless

Easily store, retrieve, and route documents for accounting and operations.

Sage Service

Streamline service calls and construction projects from start to finish with web-based real-time information.

Additional Solutions

Add-on these services to improve workflow and enhance data and analytics.

How and When to Choose Construction Accounting Software?

The right tools can help you manage your construction projects efficiently, provide clarity of your finances, and ultimately help improve profitability and job success.

5 Types of Visibility Every Construction Firm Should Have.

Here we list 5 key elements to help capture insights that are pivotal to running an efficient and lucrative constriction firm.

About Plumb

Plumb seeks to empower business owners and leaders to gain clarity about their financials to grow their business.

Case Studies

Learn more about our work with clients in a variety of different industries.

Meet the Team

Learn more about the Plumb leadership team.

The Plumb Promise


Want to join us? Check out our current open positions and apply today.

What can Plumb Do for Your Business?

At Plumb we pride ourselves on providing "clarity in accounting and stewardship in service." But what does that actually mean?

What's the Plumb Promise and What's in it for You?

We're on a continuous journey to go above and beyond for our clients. Here's how we do that.

The 8 Most Important KPIs for a Manufacturing Business

Posted on March 22, 2023 at 8:26 PM
Written by Justin Atneyel

Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) are crucial metrics that help businesses measure their success and identify areas for improvement. For a manufacturing company, it's important to track KPIs that reflect the efficiency and effectiveness of their operations.

It’s also important to understand that not all manufacturing companies operate the same. There will be different KPI’s for different types of manufacturers, e.g. machine shops vs 3D printing manufacturers. However, there are some KPIs that are typically helpful to look at for most types of manufacturers and we’ve outlined them below.


  1. Production Efficiency: This measures the output of products relative to the input of resources such as labor, materials, and time. It's essential to track production efficiency to ensure that the manufacturing process is operating at optimal levels.


  1. Lead Time: Lead time refers to the time taken from the receipt of an order to the delivery of the final product. Shortening lead time can increase customer satisfaction and reduce the risk of stockouts.


  1. Equipment Utilization: This measures the extent to which equipment is being used effectively and efficiently. High equipment utilization can reduce the costs associated with idle equipment and increase the overall productivity of the manufacturing process.


  1. Quality Control: Quality control is a critical aspect of any manufacturing operation. By tracking the number of defects produced and the cost of defects, manufacturers can identify areas for improvement and ensure that their products meet customer expectations.


  1. Inventory Turns: Inventory turns measure how quickly a company is able to sell its products. This KPI is important for managing inventory levels, reducing waste, and maximizing cash flow.


  1. Scrap: Material that doesn’t meet quality standards is considered scrap. However, some manufacturers count any raw material that wasn’t used in production as scrap. Keeping track of scrap will help to keep costs down and produce better quality products.

Calculation: Total Scrap ÷ Total Product Run


  1. Safety: Safety is a key concern for any manufacturing operation. By tracking safety-related incidents and accidents, companies can identify areas for improvement and ensure a safe working environment for employees.


  1. Employee Turnover: Employee turnover can have a significant impact on a company's bottom line. By tracking the number of employees who leave and the reasons for their departure, companies can identify areas for improvement and retain their best employees.


The most important key to ensure these KPI’s are actionable is to share with key stakeholders. Review and use feedback from stakeholders to make improvements in areas that you see need changes. When KPI’s are tied to your business strategy and goal setting, they can drive massive action that will lead to positive change. If you have any questions, our expert outsourced manufacturing accounting professionals are ready to help!




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