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Supply Chain Management

Build resilience with an agile supply chain     


Supply Chain and Manufacturing: work smarter with connected operations

Resolve product quality issues and accelerate time to market

Accelerate innovation and respond quickly to quality issues, changing customer specifications, and obsolete parts to ensure compliance and mitigate delays.

  • Accelerate time to market. Gain a competitive advantage by centrally managing product information across global sites and subsidiaries.

  • Lower your product innovation cost. Reduce product innovation costs by reusing configured products to meet changing customer needs.

  • Stay complaint with standards and regulations. Ensure compliance and on-time delivery by quickly responding to changing customer specifications and seamlessly managing product revisions.

  • Resolve issues and manage product quality. Overcome disruptions due to product quality by resolving them with engineering change management to ensure production lines are running continuously.

Gain planning agility to fulfill customer demand

Predict demand using AI and deliver products on time by planning supply and production in near real time, ensuring the right resources are in the right place.

  • Reduce overstocking and stock-outs. Improve inventory turns by rightsizing product levels based on changing customer demand and capacity constraints.

  • Optimize supply and distribution planning. Plan supply and distribution throughout the day in near real time with in-memory services, ensuring that the right inventory is in the right place at the right time.

  • Improve demand planning. Use AI-enriched demand forecasting and streamlined sales and operations planning to ensure on-time delivery to customers without overstocking inventory.

  • Optimize resource scheduling. Automate and streamline production scheduling and resource allocation while minimizing overtime and improving equipment utilization.

Optimize inventory and logistics

Improve delivery by using predictive analytics to optimize and automate inventory, warehousing, fulfillment, material sourcing, and supply chain logistics.

  • Enhance inventory visibility. Deliver cross-channel inventory visibility in real time to streamline production and fulfillment, improve accuracy, and optimize inventory, reducing overstocking and stock-outs.

  • Improve cost management. Maintain multiple cost-accounting ledgers globally to streamline cost-management policies, and perform cost and profit analysis in real time.

  • Simplify procurement processes. Collaborate with vendors, manage contracts, build redundancy for critical supplies, and negotiate the best price for direct and indirect supplies based on performance, spend, lead times, and quality.

  • Automate warehouse operations. Optimize the capacity, layout, and flow of goods by enhancing the visibility of inventory and warehouse operations with warehouse-process heatmaps and workflows.

  • Keep your warehouse running continuously. Keep critical warehouse processes running at high throughput and ensure business continuity in remote locations when disconnected from the cloud.

  • Help ensure on-time shipments. Optimize transportation of orders with unified insights from multiple systems using real-time freight monitoring, transportation planning, and route management.

Innovate with intelligent manufacturing operations

Build agile factories and manufacturing processes with predictive technologies, IoT, and mixed reality to improve throughput, quality, and delivery while reducing costs.

  • Create a connected factory. Proactively manage the shop floor using a real-time view of your production and stock to improve throughput, quality, and uptime.

  • Build agile manufacturing processes. Support discrete, process, and lean manufacturing with make-to-stock, make-to-order, configure-to-order, and engineer-to-order strategies.

  • Unlock innovation. Implement sustainable and adaptable manufacturing processes that use AI, the Internet of Things (IoT), and mixed reality to accelerate time to market for new products.

  • Keep production running continuously. Keep critical manufacturing processes running at high throughput on the cloud or at the edge in a distributed model, and ensure business continuity in remote locations when disconnected from the cloud.

  • Transform your workforce. Improve safety, increase efficiency, and reduce errors by using the interactive holographic experience in Dynamics 365 Guides.

Maximize asset uptime and lifespan

Reduce equipment downtime, improve overall equipment effectiveness (OEE), and maximize longevity by performing proactive maintenance.

  • Reduce costly machine downtime. Proactively manage business-critical equipment by performing all types of maintenance—predictive, corrective, condition-based, and preventative.

  • Effectively manage geographically dispersed assets. Automate and optimize resource scheduling to minimize travel time and maximize the time to perform maintenance of geographically dispersed assets by integrating with Dynamics 365 Field Service.

  • Improve overall equipment effectiveness (OEE). Improve throughput, quality, and uptime of mission-critical assets by leveraging enhanced resource scheduling, IoT, and mixed reality.

Build agile manufacturing and distribution processes     

Consistently deliver products on time, optimize resource planning, adapt to changing business models, and ensure business continuity while staying profitable

Increased agility

  • Real-time production and distribution planning

  • Connected factory with IoT, AI, and mixed reality

  • Integrated warehouse management system

Business continuity

  • Manufacturing and warehousing at the edge

  • High availability with 99.9 percent uptime using Microsoft Azure

  • Sophisticated supplier management

Cost Saving

  • Optimized inventory with real-time visibility

  • Maximum asset performance

  • Intelligent distributed order management

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