Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 – Built for Distribution Organizations

Posted on: November 1, 2012 | By: SuperUser Account | Microsoft Dynamics AX/365

It would be tremendously difficult to review all the capabilities for distributors that are built into Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 in a short blog but I can provide a high-level overview. Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 connects your people, operations, and partners with a single solution to help you manage global complexity and make the most of your opportunities. You can streamline business processes across the extended supply chain with unified natural models that deliver operational visibility. Microsoft Dynamics AX supports rapidly changing conditions in a demand-driven environment using easy-to-implement workflows. You can use self-service business intelligence to improve demand planning and respond to unique customer requests. And, scale your global business quickly with multisite capabilities and flexible deployment options that reduce risk. Microsoft Dynamics AX is designed to transform your supply chain with powerful connectivity that enables you to:

  • Simplify food and beverage management with batch traceability, shelf-life tracking, and weight recordings.
  • Streamline product management with multisite capabilities, advanced WMS, service management, and multisite planning.
  • Manage consumer goods with item dimensions; freight integration; and pricing, rebate, and multi-channel management.
  • Drive productivity with the familiar Microsoft products and technologies that distributors use worldwide.

With that said, let’s look at some of the key distribution capabilities built into Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012.

Managing global complexity

  • Planning for longer lead times
  • Overseeing complex transportation networks
  • Tracking stock across multiple countries
  • Accounting for country-specific regulations and taxes
  • Managing volatile labor and transportation costs
  • Choosing between local and out-of-market sourcing and fabrication

Improving end-to-end supply chain visibility

  • Viewing real-time order status
  • Tracking inventory globally
  • Integrating disparate systems across geographies
  • Increasing communication with suppliers and shippers

Meeting sustainability and compliance requirements

  • Finding suppliers with environmentally responsible operations
  • Complying with evolving regulations
  • Tracing finished products back to sources
  • Increased reporting on production processes and resource consumption
  • Tracking and documenting substance use and volume

Better managing risk

  • Planning for volatile customer demand
  • Controlling costs and increasing margins
  • Managing economic and commodity cost volatility
  • Increasing business velocity

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