How to Innovate with Intelligent Manufacturing Operations Using D365

Posted on: March 17, 2021 | By: Lauren Yang | Microsoft Dynamics AX/365, Microsoft Dynamics Manufacturing

Build an agile factory by using predictive technologies to improve manufacturing and distribution processes. Improving quality and delivery not only optimizes resource planning, but also reduces costs, adapts your factory to changing business models, and ensures business continuity. Further, Dynamics 365 for Supply Chain Management enables you to perform production planning in real-time through an integrated warehouse management system. 

Maintain Your Position 

Our business landscape is in flux, and success lies in being able to move with it. These challenging, often volatile conditions mean that your enterprise needs to be agile. To do this, you need granular, precise, actionable insights to base your decisions on. Taking a modular approach to ERP  allows you to focus on your organization’s most pressing pain points, giving you critical insight into the areas that are in most need of optimization—yielding the greatest return from your investments. Modular ERP applications that work together seamlessly can give you the insight you need to drive your business forward with the flexibility to grow at the pace that’s right for your organization. The adaptability of Dynamics 365 isn’t from add-ons. They’re built-in—with extended capabilities that you can turn on and off. So as the world shifts, you shift with it.

Mixed-mode Manufacturing 

Different products and production topologies require the application of different order types. Supply Chain Management(SCM) can apply various order types in a mixed-mode. In other words, all order types can occur during the end-to-end process of producing one finished product. 

  • Production order – This is the classic order type to produce a specific product or product variant in a given quantity on a specific date. Production orders are based on bills of materials (BOMs) and routes. 
  • Batch order – This order type is used for process industries and discrete processes where the manufacturing conversion is based on a formula, or where co-products and by-products can be end products, either in addition to or instead of the main product. Batch orders use Formula-type BOMs and routes. 
  • Kanban – Kanbans are used to signal repetitive lean manufacturing processes that are based on production flows, kanban rules, and BOMs. 
  • Project – A manufacturing project combines products and services with a given schedule and budget. The manufacturing part of a project can be delivered through any of the other order types. 

Connected Operations 

Support your unique requirements and adjust to changing business environments without the hassle of managing infrastructure. With Dynamics 365 for SCM, you can drive innovation with adaptable back-office solutions designed to help you modernize your organization at the pace that’s right for you. You’ll have an intelligent solution that delivers continuous updates to keep you ahead of the competition. And its ultra-modular approach easily tailors, extends, and connects to familiar Microsoft and third-party applications and services you already use. Benefits of D365 for manufacturing operations:

  • Make smarter decisions quickly with real-time insights and intelligence from an intuitive user interface.  
  • Redesign your business processes faster through proven business logic that helps you stay ahead of the competition.  
  • Start where your business need is most urgent and easily expand with market demand.  
  • Do business nearly anywhere, anytime, through the choice, flexibility, and intelligence of the cloud.

Next Steps    

If you are interested in learning more about manufacturing operations as well as maximizing using 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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