Microsoft Manufacturing Solutions

4 Reasons to Manage Manufacturing With Microsoft Cloud Solutions

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Management provides robust tools to organize and optimize complex manufacturing processes, ensuring seamless integration and improved efficiency across all operations.

By unifying software and data on a single platform with Microsoft Power BI and Azure Synapse Analytics, Microsoft Cloud Solutions eliminate silos, enabling real-time insights and more informed decision-making to enhance productivity.

Leveraging Microsoft Dynamics 365 and Azure IoT, manufacturers can quickly adapt to market changes and production demands, enhancing their agility and responsiveness to industry shifts.

Microsoft Cloud Solutions, including Microsoft Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Management and Azure Blockchain Service, enhance traceability in manufacturing, offering comprehensive tracking and visibility throughout the supply chain to ensure quality and compliance

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Organize Complex Processes

Keep track of everything that happens in your manufacturing facility to become more efficient and boost profitability. For mid and large size manufacturers, the tiniest of improvements to production efficiency can be massive cost-savers over time. Using data and insights, organizations can analyze their techniques to reduce waste, reduce errors, and expedite product creation.

Implementing Microsoft manufacturing cloud solutions can help automate processes to reach your manufacturing goals. Monitoring of inventory, equipment maintenance, and quality control can all be digitized and automated with Dynamics 365. This saves headaches over differences in individual quality standards and helps businesses with predictive maintenance, hedging risk against a potential failure with Internet of Things. Concrete inventory data in manufacturing software is a necessity under the current landscape with client demands for just-in-time manufacturing and delivery.

Unify Sophisticated Supply Chains with Connected Software

Many manufacturers make the mistake of purchasing several unlinked applications from different vendors for specific areas. Such as using one software provider for warehouse management, another for CRM, and another for managing shipping. While each of these tools can be top of the line individually, they severely hinder communication and data sharing between different arms of your business. Additionally, they often are costly to maintain and have fragile interfaces.


The unification of services and data sharing between manufacturing and customer-facing aspects in real-time is a key value add for Dynamics 365. Connecting your CRM to product and inventory data accelerates supply chain processes, keeping customers satisfied with fast service. When sales personnel, warehouse managers, and customer service representatives are in sync, communication of essential business circumstances are streamlined.

Microsoft manufacturing solutions, Dynamics 365 SCM
Microsoft manufacturing solutions, Dynamics 365 SCM

Increase Manufacturing Agility

The time saved through data sharing between customer-facing and backend processes allows your business to react faster to customer needs. When customer points-of-contact are equipped and informed, organizations become more reliable. If a customer has an urgent request, your representatives can more accurately assess your ability to meet demands due of data sharing. Customer portals can, in most cases, eliminate this step, further adding agility to your processes.


Historical data can be analyzed to help prepare your business for fluctuations and shocks. Through data, your managers can make stocking decisions based on trends that your business has seen before. Whether this relates to seasonal fluctuations, or predictable customer needs, data analytics through applications such as Power BI can revolutionize preparedness.

Microsoft manufacturing solutions - Dynamics 365 finance and Supply Chain Management, batch number tracing

Traceability and Adherence to Regulations

Keep track of everything you produce, including parts and final products, at any stage of their journey. Through the creation of serial numbers and/or batch numbers using Dynamics 365 Finance and Supply Chain and Dynamics 365 Business Central, items can be tracked through wholesalers, distribution centers, all the way to their destination. Even inside of your warehouse, serial and batch numbers are highly useful for tracking inventory.

Serial and batch numbers provide the traceability to help users support warranties associated with items, handle recalls, and maintain quality objectives leaving no confusion if a customer has an issue. These numbers can be set up for inbound or outbound transactions, as well as transfer orders, making them a necessary component in Microsoft’s manufacturing software.

Microsoft manufacturing solutions - Azure for manufacturing

Azure for Manufacturing

There are many benefits to using Azure to support your supply chain. Some tools that can be of use to your business include:

The use of Microsoft Azure can provide greater security to your business while offering insights that allow for improved decision making. This can lead to the elimination of waste while building reliability for you customers. Overall, Azure removes significant risk from your operations.

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