Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 – Incredibly Agile for Manufacturers

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

Microsoft is committed to continually providing powerful, agile, simple solutions that deliver value to manufacturing organizations, today and tomorrow. Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 is the latest evidence of this commitment. With more than 1,000 new features and enhancements across core ERP and manufacturing-specific capabilities, this new release will help you run and continuously improve your own unique mix of manufacturing models, across multiple sites and geographies.

Connecting and driving these capabilities is what we call pervasive interoperability, the natural interaction of Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 with other Microsoft business productivity applications and IT infrastructure, communications solutions, and the underlying technology platform that works on-premises or in the cloud.

Inflexible ERP systems hamper process change. In addition, implementation often involves large, multi-year projects that carry the risk that business processes and supporting IT systems will be obsolete by the time they come on stream. Expand business opportunities, modify processes, and differentiate your business with an ERP solution that provides unprecedented agility.

Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 will help you gain more value quickly with a single, agile solution that supports industry-specific and operational demands across your global enterprise.
Let me explain how:

Adapt to changing process and regulatory requirements with model-driven methods: First, improve business visibility with virtually unlimited views on the business via financial dimensions that let you earmark transactions based on system and custom entities. When your business needs changes to business processes, you can configure these with a graphical workflow editor without heavy dependency of IT. In addition, improve product planning and execution flexibility by unifying process, discrete and lean manufacturing operations. And, foster innovation with a unified business process repository. Configure the capabilities supporting generic or industry-specific business processes that you need from a single repository. Lastly, the organizational model helps you change your organization structure more easily.

For example: a manufacturing organization can implement lean manufacturing for one of the product lines by simply configuring these processes while running the same solution for more classic process or discrete operations.

  • Improve responsiveness to demand: The manufacturing capabilities include a range of capabilities that improve responsiveness to demand. For example: manage customer demand spikes by rapidly onboarding vendors. Or, increase utilization and responsiveness through flexible resource deployments across multiple routings. Fulfill customer demand with the constraints-based product configurator.
  • Enable a green and efficient enterprise: Track waste, water usage, energy consumption, carbon footprint, and related costs with the Environmental Sustainability Dashboard. Gain efficiencies through the “5 R’s” (reduce, recover, reuse, recycle, and renew). Reduce waste and streamline production using lean manufacturing techniques.

Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 meets these needs by introducing a generation shift in the way we think about the ERP model.

For additional information please feel free to reach out to us at or (312) 345-8817.

All the best!

Logan Consulting

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