How to Build an Intelligent Supply Chain Using Dynamics 365 for SCM

Posted on: March 10, 2021 | By: Lauren Yang | Microsoft Dynamics AX/365, Microsoft Dynamics Manufacturing

Keep up with innovation and business trends by using ERP solutions for an optimized supply chain. Using Dynamics 365 for SCM, you can focus on customer experiences, enhanced data sharing, and potential business opportunities. D365 provides a consistent data structure that visualizes data insights across automotive processes. By integrating software solutions, you can create a digital enterprise to operate from a centralized source. An in-depth view of your supply chain and business operations lets you enhance automotive supply chain capacities and optimizes inventory. 

Streamline Product Lifecycle Management  

Efficiency is key to yielding strong profit margins when manufacturing new products. D365 empowers companies with product lifecycle management (PLM) capabilities which allow businesses to oversee their product from conception to end-of-life. PLM software allows you to manage this information throughout the entire product lifecycle efficiently and cost-effectively: from ideation, design, and manufacture to service and disposalBenefits of PLM Software for the automotive industry 

  • Technology developmentHelps bring greater innovation to the design, engineering, and manufacturing process. 
  • Product efficiency and profitability: Provides a framework to incorporate product design, life-cycle planning, assembly, testing, and maintenance. 
  • Improvement in product quality: Enables the automotive industry to track defects and respond to customer concerns. 
  • Increased efficiency in product development: Allows the accurate estimation of the costs or production needs of a project. 

Lean Manufacturing 

Lean manufacturing architecture consists of production flows, activities, and kanban rules. These structures are fully integrated with Supply Chain Management processes. You can use lean manufacturing in a mixed-mode manufacturing environment that combines various supply, production, and sourcing strategies. These strategies include production orders, batch orders for process industries, purchase orders, and transfer orders. Lean Manufacturing for D365 can help manufacturing organizations implement, energize, and sustain lean manufacturing initiatives by delivering the tools and information support needed to streamline processes, reduce waste, enable demand-pull operations and promote continuous improvement. As part of D365, the robust Lean Manufacturing functionality complements the solution’s comprehensive customer relationship, financial, collaboration and supply chain management capabilities. 

Automotive Manufacturing Processes 

Microsoft Dynamics 365 for SCM ensures that engineering and product development capabilities are flexible enough to keep up with accelerating product requirements and shorter product lifecycles. You’ll have the tools to accurately and consistently forecast product demand, so you have the right quantity in the right place at the right time, without holding excess inventory and tying up capital. With the global popularity of digitization in automotive manufacturing, there have been several key challenges that include demographic shifts and preferences, and hybrid models. With Microsoft Dynamics 365, you can maximize the efficiency and flexibility of your automotive manufacturing processes.  

Next Steps  

If you are interested in learning more about building an intelligent supply chain as well as maximizing the use of Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Supply Chain Management contact us here to find out how we can help you grow your business.  You can also email us at info@loganconsulting.com or call (312) 345-8817.



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