Upgrading to Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Management — Here’s everything you need to know

Dynamics 365 Supply chain Management

All businesses require an ERP solution that helps them maintain a unified data source backed up by business intelligence to improve overall productivity, achieve strategic goals, and accelerate real-time response based on customer demands.

Make your business resilient with a unified view of inventory, warehouse, manufacturing, service, and logistics data with predictive analysis that helps turn data into insights and improves decision-making.

D365 Supply Chain Management encompasses functionalities that streamline processes and accelerate overall business productivity and operational accuracy.

The Benefits of Implementing Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Management

  1. Better collaboration

Organizations require the free flow of information within the internal teams. Automating what’s getting shared within the company across the supply chain can help teams stay connected, remove bottlenecks, and enable seamless and end-to-end information sharing.

  1. Better quality control

When companies have control over their direct suppliers, the company and supplier can benefit from improved service quality. Product guidelines facilitate suppliers to comply with the organization’s quality requirements.

  1. Higher efficiency rate

Real-time data on raw material availability or manufacturing delays keep companies situationally aware at all times. Having alternate plans in case of supply shortage and sourcing materials from their backup suppliers help them take timely measures to prevent supply-chain delays.

  1. Stay up-to-date with customer demand

When customer demands increase, retailers often end up ordering slightly more than the predicted purchase rate (an approximate amount of the required goods), especially when there is a prediction that demand can surge at any time. This is commonly known as the bullwhip effect, a result of communication delay when supply and demand change quickly. When supply chain leaders have access to real-time information, they will be able to predict demand accurately.

  1. Shipping optimization

Shipping optimization is a top priority for supply chain managers as they find the most effective shipping method for packages of varying sizes. This minimizes their shipping costs and speeds up delivery.

  1. Reduced overhead costs

With demand prediction accuracy companies can avoid overhead costs associated with storage and slow-moving inventory stocks. This way, there is more room for revenue-producing inventory.

  1. Improved Cash-flow

When supply chain discrepancies are reduced, companies can make smarter choices with partners to more readily predict and respond to customer demand. Working with good suppliers improves the cash flow through quick invoicing processes.

  1. Risk management through analysis

Detailed supply chain analysis helps expose potential risks that can become a setback for the company. Analyzing threats helps organizations take required measures to respond when challenges occur.

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Game-changing capabilities of Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Management

Real-time visibility:

  • Connected factories with IoT technology
  • Integrated warehouse systems
  • Well-built supplier management

Agile planning:

  • AI-driven demand forecasting
  • Optimized planning
  • Priority based planning based on real-time data

Business continuity:

  • Automatic warehouse management
  • Mixed reality
  • Edge manufacturing and warehousing

Deployment options with Dynamics 365 Supply chain management

D365 Supply chain management takes on the business world with a cloud-first approach. It can also be deployed on-premise if your business opts to continue using existing legacy ERP systems.

Cloud deployment:

Businesses can easily scale up or down with changing demands and also access secure data centers that are managed by Microsoft Cloud deployment ensures accessibility from anywhere, anytime, and on any mobile device.

On-premise deployment:

Businesses can use their existing hardware and infrastructure facilities to meet compliance needs.

However, employees in an on-premise setting cannot work from any desired geographic location or time zone and must be in a single physical workplace to function harmoniously.

Related: Getting started with Microsoft Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Management

Stay one step ahead with DemandDynamics

DemandDynamics is a Microsoft partner with a team of highly experienced professionals that has helped many companies across all industries with their Dynamics 365 services and Digital transformation. We are ready to produce exceptional outcomes for your business.

Our on-demand services range from implementation and upgrades to consultation and support. With a pay-as-you-use model, our clients do not have to go through the hassle of subscribing to a traditional model; they only pay for the services used.

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