The new Dynamics 365 for Supply Chain Management application provides a unified way to increase productivity, align employees with company goals-all enabling streamlined responses to important industry, company, and customer demands. The Supply Chain Management modules provide necessary and added functionalities to help businesses make better informed decisions in their supply chain operations.
The fourth industrial revolution is here. Machines are becoming smart machines. Workers are becoming increasingly tech-savy. The manufacturing industry is leveraging AI (artificial intelligence), machine learning and big data to become truly connected. By taking advantage of new technology- by connecting the factory floor with the Internet of Things (ioT)- manufacturers are working smarter and operations are more intelligent than ever. Microsoft is empowering manufacturers to better recognize the new efficiencies, innovations and growth to be found from digital transformation. D365 speeds production by speeding information flow. Users can create scalable configuration models with embedded constraints so customer requirements and attributes can be configured during the sales process.
With built-in features like GANTT Charts, KPIs, and workspaces, it's easy to optimize your workplace productivity inside of Dynamics 365 for Supply Chain Management.
The Master Planning and Inventory Management modules help companies in improving their strategic planning by providing an all-in-one view of inventory, warehouse, manufacturing, support, and logistics.
Inside of Supply Chain Management, the Fixed Assets Module controls which assets are in supply by integration with the Inventory Management Module.
Cost Accounting allows employees to collect data across modules, such as the general ledger, sub-ledger, budgets and more. Users can leverage this data to help management make the best decisions for their operations. The cost control workspace within D365 for Supply Chain Management is a centralized hub where managers responsible for cost accounting can access reports. Cost Management allows you to garner the same type of data around raw materials, un-finished goods, and work-in-progress assets. Inside of Supply Chain Management, users can define, manage and report on inventory accounting, and manufacturing accounting.
Master Planning allows companies to determine and balance the future needs of raw materials, and the capacity to meet overall company goals. Master Planning takes a look at raw materials and capacities that are currently unavailable, as well materials and capacities require to complete a project, and assesses them in an effort to calculate requirements and generate planned orders (purchase, transfer and production orders). The illustration to the right shows how Master Planning integrates with other important modules inside of Dynamics 365 for Supply Chain Management. The three main planning processes are the Master Planning (calculates net requirements, Forecast Planning (calculates Gross requirements), and Intercompany Master Planning (calculates net requirements across legal entities). Together, these processes allow companies to understand and plan the future of materials and capacity.
The new Transportation Management module inside of Supply Chain Management allows companies to identify vendor and routing solutions around your inbound and outbound orders, using your own company’s transportation. This helps users identify the fastest route of most cost-efficient shipping rate when processing orders. This module can be used by companies that are currently using external logistics for all transportation services, companies that use their own transportation fleet, or for companies whose transportation services are handled by another legal entity within the same business.