Logistics is a sector that is made up of many different parts, which makes manual data management very difficult and different software tools do not work well due to lack of integration. The only solution able to guarantee the flow of information facilitated within a logistic organization is ERP software.
A manual management, not unitary at the software level, would increase only the complexity of systematization of data and processes, generating a confusion and a lack of fluidity that would lead to an exponential increase in the possibility of error and decrease in ROI.
One of the reasons that makes Logistics such a complex sector is the influence of fossil fuel prices, which falls on the price of the transport movement.
Inventory management is another significant cost in logistics. It is almost impossible for an organization to have a short driving distance assistance center from each end user. It is also impossible to maintain a central storage position that covers the needs of all customers worldwide. Therefore, efficient logistics management implies a precise determination of the amount of space needed including the likelihood of any unexpected events. Furthermore, it is useful to calculate the average delivery time for each customer to be able to maintain high customer satisfaction. Maintaining inventory accounting of goods and registering damaged goods introduces additional complexity and related costs in logistics.
How to best manage all this complexity? The Microsoft Dynamics 365 solution for Finance and Operations is perfectly capable of responding to all these complexities in both the standard and custom versions. Integration with BI (business intelligence) allows a 360 ° management of all company data, creating reports, statistics for delivery times, inventory and warehouse management, as well as creating customized report templates and data in real time to make strategic decisions on the move.
Logistics transaction cost management includes activities related to placing and accepting an order. Large amounts of data need to be managed when issuing and managing invoices, organizing delivery routes, answering customer questions, tracking customers for payments, and verifying the current progress of all these activities . To estimate these costs and define possible ways to reduce them, any logistics company must monitor the workflow from the arrival of an order through the delivery chain and ending with the billing process. Because transaction costs result from overly complicated procedures, managing all this information is barely possible without properly designed ERP software.
To meet all these challenges and manage employees efficiently, every logistic organization needs a reliable software solution. Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations allows enterprise management to access a single operating mode of all current processes.
Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations offers the possibility to improve business processes as soon as changes occur, avoiding costly errors in production. In addition, project tracking tools help to define the costs of each operation, increase overall management efficiency, optimize workflow and avoid underperformance.
Thanks to the modularity of Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations, it is possible to install only those components that are useful for logistics, without losing a holistic and synthetic structure that guarantees the perfect functioning of the entire company.
A constantly evolving business environment creates the need for flexible management solutions. Logistics includes dozens of constantly evolving indicators that, only through monitoring, can determine the success of strategic decisions. Therefore, the scalability of the chosen logistics software solution can be crucial. The customized ERP solutions, initially designed according to the business needs of a given company, can implement customized and customized functionalities for the efficient automation of business processes. At MHT we have always dealt with migrations and implementations of the Dynamics solutions, both in the standard version and in the custom version. The transition is a delicate moment that requires technical expertise and a strategic and consulting approach to meet all the needs and specificities of each client.