The New World of Manufacturing Has ArrivedDecision makers are ambushed daily with critical manufacturing problems that require urgent actions or quick adjustments. Issues such as complex logistics, data analytics and rapid time to delivery are crucial and to solve this problem they will need platforms that produce more agile insights from multiple sources with less marginal errors. This is where Business Central comes into play.
Business Central Manufacturing Module CapabilitiesWhether you are a contract manufacturer, distributor, wholesaler, Microsoft 365 Business Central comes with the functionality you need to support your business model.
Managed demand forecasting based on items and sales forecasts for products and components on a daily, monthly or quarterly basis
This allows you to run the Agile Manufacturing, Supply Planning and Capacity Planning modules.
Version Management creates and manages different versions of the manufacturing bill of materials and routings.
Production Bill of Materials
The Production of Bill of materials(BOM) is a required configuration for all other Manufacturing modules which allows of bills of materials to calculate standard costs.
Adding capcity planning to the manufacturing process sets allows the set up of routings and ues them on production orders and in material requirements planning.
The Production Orders module includes a manual supply planning tool which is an alternative to automatic planning. With this module, you can create and manage production orders while posting consumption and output to those orders. Following the creation of a production order, you can calculate its net requirements.
Supply Planning incorporates automatic production/purchase orders, action messages that balance the supply and demand quick and easily and support for bucketed/bucketless material requiremnets planning. It also includes the setup of items with their own re-ordering policy whether manufactured by or purchased from a third party
Sales and Inventory Forecasting
The sales and inventory forecast extension predicts possible sales using historical data and gives you an overview of probable stock-outs. Based on the forecast, this creates replenishment requests to your vendors. Built-in Azure AI uses historical data to helps manage stock more efficiently.
Finite loading enable you to take capacity constraints into account when assigning more work to work centres. This helps manage the capacities that are expected to execute during a set time period.
Machine Centers help you manage capacity of a single machine or resource and allows you to manage the capacity on difference levels. You can manage the capacity on a more detailed level for machine centers and a more consolidated level for work centers.
Manufacturing Best PracticesQixas has certified staff that can assist growing manufactures to implement Microsoft Dynamics for manufacturing companies. We recommend that you start with the basics in order to receive benefit immediately. Then, add value in phases as your business requires. Benefits include:
- Reduce onboarding time with implementation phasing
- Flexible planning options let you manually plan production orders, or plan them from sales orders, while implementing Material Requirements Planning (MRP)
- Calculate and plan production times, based on lead times on the item card, while you setup capacity requirements planning
- Fine-tune the system as changes to your operations demand
- Update the system with different manufacturing scenarios as they occur
- Significantly reduce manual time and material data collection errors on the shop floor with bar coding
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