To enhance the competitive edge in Manufacturing Industry, the companies need an ERP solution that can respond to their needs, such as:
– Optimize operational capabilities to simplifying the business processes;
– Support any type of production’s process with specifically features designed for each kind of process;
– Connect synergistically production processes globally to improve interoperability and cooperation among the various offices;
– Support the management of inventory and quality control.
Microsoft Dynamics AX offers 5 strengths to respond specifically to the needs of the manufacturing sector:
Information Management Product
Microsoft Dynamics AX enables to centralize management of products and services across the organization, including bill-of-materials (BOM for discrete manufacturing), formulas (process process manufacturing) and variant and configurable products. Dynamics AX allows to maintain items by using up to three item dimensions and predefined combinations and managing the release of products and services to individual legal entities.
Microsoft Dynamics AX also provides tools for documentation of product’s changes and/or service’s changes: you can keep track of replacement components in the BOM of the formulas or changes to the production process. The ERP solution also lets you use the Material Requirements Planning (MRP), a technique that allows strategic planning activities and procurement of raw materials, automatically evaluating the amount and timing of supply.
Microsoft Dynamics AX supports any type of production process: it is produced by contract, single or in series, or that occurs for the warehouse, the ERP solution Microsoft optimizes the entire production cycle, from planning to the planning of materials, processing capacity and production orders, submitting detailed reports on costs and resources invested.
The solution ERP Microsoft supports the process industry (particularly the chemical and the pharmaceutical sector) in the management of formulas and recipes, but also co-products and by-products, in addition to having in its interior electronic signatures and that the Audit Trail allow full traceability of all information. For example, the ERP solution allows defining an article as a specific concentration of an active ingredient, to adjust the amount of material required in the production of the article and to calculate the cost of the supplier for the article itself.
Increasingly, the companies plan and operate leaner productions for their production cycles and the ERP solution Dynamics AX allows you to plan, track and perform refuelling operations and optimizing production workflows within the processes thanks to the principle „pull“. Microsoft Dynamics AX also supports product cycles, which provide for the entry of goods into production, following the issuance of orders; production, thus, is regulated by a specific customer request, reversing the logic of the traditional production process.
Warehouse Management and Quality Control
The Microsoft ERP allows full traceability of batches and serial number, from purchase to sale. With Dynamics AX you can allocate batch numbers in warehouse management (WMS). You can receive the items in a warehouse other than that provided by setting a mobile device to receive the loads or articles in a warehouse other than the warehouse specified in the source document or even use the cross-docking to move the packages of products in a warehouse with limited or absent storage. Dynamics AX also enables the necessary support of all the requirements of Control and Quality Assurance, allowing advanced management of production and logistics, simplifying communication, data collection and data analysis. The quality control process is managed in all its aspects, from receiving raw materials to the production phase, the payments of semi-finished and finished products.
Microsoft Dynamics AX is a management system highly flexible, able to represent faithfully the real world of production, simplifying business operations for all modes of production, without the need to integrate multiple applications or create alternative systems that allow specific processes.
The team of MHT has gained extensive experience in the implementation of Microsoft Dynamics AX in the manufacturing world. Our client Sabo SPA is just the latest example of what we do.