Unique Aspects of ERP Solutions for the Manufacturing Industry

Microsoft’s ERP solution can be customized to manage many types of business processes. Building a custom system form fit to the manufacturing industry, then customizing for your direct needs, ensures your software and systems stay lean and scalable into the future. Dynamics 365 for Manufacturers improves execution with inventory management and traceability. The system also provides supply chain improvements with warehouse management and a bill of materials accuracy. All of this is encompassed by improvements to project lifecycle, letting you see top level and more granular views of the project with a few clicks.

Manufacturing Execution Solutions

The Dynamics 365 system can greatly improve execution in your manufacturing processes through inventory management and traceability down the line. You will be able to easily spot inefficiencies and seamlessly provide solutions to those inefficiencies with an all encompassing inventory management system. Imagine having the ability to see the status of a project without requesting specific information from end-users and having a comprehensive understanding with reportable data at a moment’s notice. This provides a massive benefit not only for your internal tracking and processes, but for requests from the client as well.

Supply Chain Management

Dynamics 365 can help manufacturing supply chains through warehouse management data and seamless creation of bill of materials. Here at MCA Connect, we know one of the hardest aspects of a manufacturing process to manage is the constant changes and updates to the system. Having one place to go to see a quick update on order status can keep you out of the weeds, while still remaining entrenched in the overall process. Dynamics 365 for Manufacturers also makes producing a bill of materials easy. When you are looking to build out the finer details and materials needed for manufacturing, the easier this process can be, the better. Imagine a system that streamlines these processes, rather than trying to squeeze your processes into a system that doesn’t function as well as it should. Your solution is Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations.

Project Lifecycle Management

Project lifecycle covers the processes and intricacies of a project, in this case a manufacturing project, from top to bottom. From the original inception to the completion of the project, lifecycle management is something all manufacturing companies should be focused on. Having a detailed report generated, giving you the ability to quickly spot areas for improvement, will greatly improve productivity over time. Our experts know the possible benefits to these systems and can customize your processes to fit within the system. Utilizing a top ERP provider ensures your project functions the way it needs to, includes the functionality it should, and removes any bloat from your software to give you polished, professional software designed to help you improve over time.

One Connected Operation

A proper ERP implementation takes all of the facets of your operations, from sales to shipping, and unifies it into something manageable and easily reported on. With massive improvements to your internal systems, you prepare yourself for growth over time. These connections keep downtime to a minimum while increasing work efficiency and quickly fills holes in your supply chain. Not only can your shop-floor worker’s performance be readily tracked, but reports can be pulled instantly by higher level users in the system. This provides a layer of security and responsibility for each aspect of your processes, unmatched by other systems.

Minimize Business Disruption

Business disruptors directly impact your bottom line and if left unchecked, can cost millions of dollars and lead to extremely unhappy clients. Utilizing systems intended to minimize business disruptions can be a solution you didn’t know you needed until it is implemented. Having flexible and functional software implemented allows you to grow and scale your systems, train your users, and minimize downtime.

Author: Doug Bulla, VP of Solution Development

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