Microsoft Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Management is an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system designed for medium to large businesses.
The software, part of Microsoft's Dynamics 365 suite of products, was first released in November 2016, as Dynamics 365 for Operations. In July 2017, it was renamed Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations.
Manufacturing System Implementation
Much time and effort go into implementing the Manufacturing module in Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Supply Chain Management. The key is to utilize financial and human resources efficiently (doing things right) and effectively (doing the right things).
Financial and Operational Reporting
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Management comes with many predefined reports. However, our clients often ask us to create reports that streamline their business processes or provide information in a format that management can use for data-driven decision-making.
The Master Planning functionality in Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Supply Chain Management provides manufacturing and distribution organizations with the ability to transform sales forecasts into production and purchasing plans. Using this functionality, your company can purchase and manufacture the right parts at the right time, minimizing inventory carrying and transaction costs.
The key to a successful implementation of any Enterprise Resource Planning application, including Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Management, is fit with your organization's business processes. However, the system rarely fits business processes "out of the box". With our guidance, our clients have tailored the system to fit their business processes or re-engineered their business processes to fit the system or, where appropriate, done both.
Software development is often not included in a Microsoft Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Management implementation as it's perceived to make the process of installing upgrades in the future more difficult. In extreme cases, where extensive custom software development has been done, the upgrade process can be nearly as expensive and time-consuming as a full implementation.
Version Upgrades / Cloud Migration
Careful consideration must be given to upgrading a Microsoft Dynamics AX installation. This is especially true if the application has been modified or if there are integrations to numerous third-party applications. In many situations, an upgrade could be as costly or more costly than migrating to a new system.