Success in the manufacturing industry requires producing the right products, in the right quantities, at the right time, with good quality, and at a price the customer is willing to pay. The flexibility to respond to compliance standards and the ever-changing needs of customers, such as providing real-time visibility into global operations, is also imperative for success. Meeting these demands requires the ability to make quick decisions based on accurate data.
Microsoft Dynamics offers adaptable business solutions that work like and with familiar Microsoft software. They automate and improve financial, customer relationship, and supply-chain management.
Integrate collaboration and communication
Deliver a single, real-time view of data from multiple facilities and departments
Synchronise communication between engineering, manufacturing, and subcontractors
Optimise planning to minimise inventory while meeting customer requirements
Share information within your systems through the Web
Efficiently manage projects
Provide an accurate overview of project status
Track activities and resources at many levels of detail
Leverage knowledge and content from existing or prior projects
Deliver superior customer service
Gain a comprehensive view of customer information
Eliminate isolated silos of information
Create customer self-service opportunities
Coordinate multichannel communications with customers
Collaborate with customers on new product designs
Estimate and quote accurately
Provide accurate quotations based on a real-time view into operations
Align customer requirements with your capabilities
Record customer requirements accurately
Provide flexible production planning
Use data from the entire supply chain to respond effectively to changes and problems
Access data through familiar desktop tools
Support various manufacturing modes, such as engineer-to-order, make-to-order, make-to-stock, and mixed/hybrid
Maintaining efficient operations in today's manufacturing environment isn’t easy, but putting into practice the principles of lean manufacturing can further hone your organisation’s competitive edge. Typical manufacturing plants have multiple vendors, multiple interfaces, complex information flows, and asynchronous processing, all of which can lead to limited visibility into orders, materials, and production. To achieve peak performance, manufacturers must systematically identify and eliminate plant floor inefficiencies.
This lean manufacturing strategy requires a four-step cycle of continuous improvement:
Value-stream-mapping documents each step in the process, its inputs and outputs, across the entire supply chain.
Analysis and modelling identify tasks that could be simplified or cut altogether.
Implementation and continuous improvement actualise change on the plant floor.
Management and reporting evaluates the results and begins the cycle again.
Microsoft Dynamics is a line of integrated, adaptable business management solutions that automate & streamline financial, customer relationship, & supply chain processes in a way that helps you drive business success.
WHO IS MICROSOFT DYNAMICS FOR
Microsoft Dynamics solutions include applications & services for retailers, manufacturers, wholesale distributors, & service companies, doing business domestically or in multiple countries. With these tools in hand, people in every key position in your organisation can contribute to the success of your company. Microsoft Dynamics enhances all lines of business in your organisation & delivers exceptional benefits in three critical areas:
Microsoft Dynamics solutions help you maintain control of your finances & manage them with a high level of efficiency. You can make complete, current financial information & reports available for business planning. Simplify & automate routine & repetitious functions, so your employees can focus on more critical tasks. Also, create the required financial & other reporting needed to realise flawless regulatory compliance.
CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT (CRM):
Microsoft Dynamics CRM helps you maintain close contact with your customers & prospects, & manage sales & marketing initiatives & track their results. Microsoft Dynamics can also assist you in identifying emerging customer needs early & respond to them before the competitors do.
SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT:
With Microsoft Dynamics, you can connect your entire supply chain in a productive, fast-moving flow. Assess the business value of your vendor & business partner relationships to make sure they suit your objectives. Offer sophisticated communicative, collaborative, & self-service capabilities to make it easy & compelling for other companies to do business with you. Increase efficiencies in distribution to improve customer satisfaction & reduce the cost of doing business