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When it comes to running a manufacturing business, nothing is more important than process. From planning and production to shipment and service, your business depends upon smart business processes. Microsoft Dynamics 365 offers manufacturers a smart, data-driven software and technology solution that will become the backbone of your process optimisation plan.

“Microsoft Dynamics 365 offers manufacturers integrated manufacturing technology solutions that deliver insight in the moment and transparency throughout your cycle.”

With Microsoft Dynamics 365, your business will be able to not only see in real time your KPIs but analyse your pain points and opportunities for measurable improvements in the moment.

Add Intelligence to Your Manufacturing Processes

Modern systems, smart devices, and cloud-enabled software allows manufacturers to discover in-depth data about every stage in their process. Yet without the proper data mining and analysis, this information doesn’t help your business run better or smarter.

With Microsoft Dynamics 365, your manufacturing business can break down silos and get insight into every level of your process by:

  • Monitoring the real stock levels and arrival of new components, allowing production managers to adjust production to optimise your work-in-process levels.
  • Viewing and analysing production data remotely or on-site and sharing relevant data with team members at every level, including floor-level employees.
  • Making decisions based on the real-time analytics results, allowing managers to act quickly and eliminate inefficiencies
  • Optimising productivity and profitability by creating equipment usage and plant management rules
  • Collating data to identify and collect quality issues
  • Collecting all your data and insights under the umbrella of a single, familiar software experience
  • Increasing transparency by creating automatic and self-updating reporting, which can be published across to every relevant level
  • Perfecting preventive maintenance schedules to minimise impact on production

How Manufacturers Use Microsoft Dynamics 365

With so many possible ways to deploy Microsoft Dynamics 365, it can be difficult to imagine how a smart ERP solution can help your manufacturing company. As the Microsoft Dynamics 365 experts with experience working with Australian manufacturing companies, we recommend using Microsoft Dynamics 365 for:

Product Information Management
Centralise management of products and services across the organisation, including bill-of-materials (discrete manufacturing), formulas (process manufacturing), and variant and configurable products.

Discrete Manufacturing
Optimise production and materials planning, forecasting, and scheduling while executing multiple production strategies like configure-to-order, assemble-to-order, make-to-stock, and make-to-order.

Process Manufacturing
Analyse and monitor production costs and requirements for each sales order component using graphical representations of multilevel formulas and recipes to better manage multilevel formulas or recipes, co-products and by-products, electronic signatures, and packaging options.

Lean Manufacturing
Model manufacturing and logistics processes and use kanbans to signal demand requirements.

Shop Floor Control
Register products, resources, and items for operations and jobs. Touch-enabled data entry simplifies the user experience.

Deploy Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Your Manufacturing Organisation

Your manufacturing process and business are unique. Your Enterprise Planning Solution should be just as unique. With Microsoft Dynamics 365’s ability to customise your services and how they are delivered, you’ll be able to create a complete solution that addresses the problems, challenges, and opportunities that are partcular to your business.

As a leading Australian Microsoft Dynamics partner, DFSM Consulting has worked with manufacturing businesses to develop, implement, and improve on their ERP solution. If you have questions about how Microsoft Dynamics 365 and ERP can address and solve for your manufacturing challenges, please reach out to us here. We’ll be happy to consult with you to refine your current system or create solution for you.