An Introduction to Microsoft Dynamics 365 Manufacturing
The cost of running a manufacturing business has skyrocketed over the past few years as a result of growing pressure on the industry from all aspects.
Customers and companies are demanding lower prices, but still want high quality, quick lead times and ever-evolving innovation. This is made even more difficult by the declining market growth and legislative pressures from government and environmental organisations to comply with stricter rules and regulations.
The Dynamics 365 Business Central software can help you to combat many of these pressures by streamlining and managing all aspects of the manufacturing process.
The manufacturing feature allows you to store information on processes, monitor assembly management, and use production orders to track consumption and output.
The tool helps to boost productivity in all aspects of manufacturing by streamlining every process from planning and scheduling, all the way to inventory control and distribution.
The software features ensure you are able to respond quickly to new and changing demands, meaning you are able to prioritise your customers changing needs and requirements.
The Dynamics 365 Business Central Manufacturing feature includes:
- Agile Manufacturing
- Capacity Planning
- Demand Forecasting
- Finite Loading
- Machine Centre Management
- Production Bill of Materials
- Production Order Management
- Production Scheduling
- Supply Planning
- Version Management
Traditionally manufacturing companies will use the sales, stock and purchasing features that are usually available in their company systems to buy and sell finished items. With the manufacturing feature in Dynamic 365 Business Central there are additional controls that can be used to consume raw materials and manage machinery and human activities before outputting finished items.
Material requirements planning (MRP) processes are supported by the feature with a bill of materials and routing mechanisms in place. The process of back/forward flushing is available in the software, as well as other exclusive features such as scrap management and subcontractor manufacturing
Functionality of BC's manufacturing feature
Produce products & services within the supply and capacity constraints
With the manufacturing feature you will never need to overestimate or underestimate your stock or supply capabilities as the information will always be accessible and available in real-time.
Implement a planned manufacturing process
Even in the most agile and complex manufacturing environments the software will enable you to implement a manufacturing process according to plan.
Detailed bills of materials
The feature enables you to input and define raw materials and resources as a bill of materials comprising a finished product or project. Users will also be able to capture any of the special requirements within a bill of materials, pulling it straight from the quote and sales order.
Support production, assembly-to-order, and any other complex processes
The feature provides a neat-knitting feature allowing for the simple creation of an assembly order, which removes the components from stock and creates finished items in one easy process.
- Boosts productivity for your business
- All aspects of manufacturing can be managed from one dashboard
- Enables your business to respond quickly to changing trends and demands
- Stock and supply capabilities are always available in real-time