Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Management Software (SCM)

Enable Adaptivity with A Modular ERP System

Enable adaptability with Dynamics 365 Supply Chain
With global trade, organizations of all sizes have become increasingly more connected to advanced supply chains and, as a result, reliant on products and services from around the globe. This interconnectedness has enabled growth, sourcing benefits, and, at the same time, creating a supply chain that is vulnerable to disruption. While this vulnerability is nothing new, the scale at which it can affect your business operations has grown. This new era requires supply chain software solutions that enable your organization to be more agile. Microsoft’s ERP and Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Management is that solution, allowing you to transform your supply chain without the need to dismantle existing SCM systems, turning your supply chain into a competitive advantage.
Benefits of Supply Chain Management Software implementation
With Microsoft’s next-generation enterprise resource planning – ERP system for Supply Chain Management, you can enhance your operational efficiency and simplify financial procedures, resulting in greater flexibility, versatility, and cooperation throughout your company. This will empower your organization to thrive during this unprecedented era of global economic transformation.

Operationalize Your Data &
Create a Predictive Supply Chain

We all learned the hard way in 2020 that nothing can be taken for granted. As global trade screeched to a halt and ships full of valuable assets sat offshore unable to dock it became readily apparent that adaptability and predictive analytics and reporting are paramount to operating successfully in today’s global economy. To mitigate these growing concerns, Microsoft software offers several software solutions that can help you improve your supply chain analytics and gain deeper insights into your supply chain data. By leveraging the power of tools like Microsoft Power BI, Azure Machine Learning, and Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Management, you can proactively handle supply chain disruptions with enhanced visibility, and build agile manufacturing and distribution processes, that enable you to deploy without dependency.

With Power BI, you can visualize your supply chain data in real-time, identify patterns and trends, and make predictions based on historical data. This can help you gain a better understanding of your supply chain operations, identify potential disruptions, and take proactive measures to mitigate them.

Azure Machine Learning can help you create predictive models that can optimize your supply chain operations. You can use this tool to predict demand, optimize inventory levels, and improve production planning. By making data-driven decisions based on predictive analytics, you can reduce costs and improve efficiency in your supply chain.

Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Management provides an end-to-end solution for managing your supply chain operations. With features like demand forecasting, inventory optimization, and production and supply planning, you can build agile manufacturing and distribution processes that can adapt to changing market conditions. You can also create resilient supplier networks by analyzing supplier performance monitoring and identifying potential risks.

Overall, by leveraging Microsoft’s software solutions, you can gain a competitive edge in your industry by making more informed decisions and optimizing your supply chain operations. With enhanced visibility and predictive analytics, you can proactively mitigate disruptions, predict, and eliminate stockouts, and build agile supply chain processes that can help you succeed in today’s ever-changing business environment.

Stay Agile and Adaptive with Composable Supply Chain Management System (SCM)

D365 Supply Chain

Start by using Microsoft Teams to bring together your team members and stakeholders in a single, collaborative workspace. This will allow everyone to share ideas and insights, and work together towards a common goal.

Use Power Platform to create modular applications that can be easily integrated into your existing systems. This will enable you to build new applications and workflows quickly and easily and to scale them up or down as needed.

Take advantage of Azure’s cloud-based solution of computing services to create a flexible and scalable infrastructure that can support your composable approach to transformation. This will allow you to easily scale your applications and services as your business needs change.

Use Dataverse to store and manage your data in a secure and scalable way. This will enable you to easily integrate your data across different applications and services and to ensure that your data cloud is always up-to-date and accurate.

Finally, use D365 Supply Chain to orchestrate your applications and services, and to ensure that everything is working together seamlessly. This will enable you to create a more resilient and agile business that can quickly adapt to changing market conditions and customer needs.

By taking a composable approach to transformation using these tools, you can gain agility via modularity, allowing you to act faster and scale best practices while increasing. This type of organizational structure will help you to stay ahead of the competition and achieve long-term success.

Overcome Manufacturing
Supply Chain Problems

Demand Fluctuations in Supply Chain:
In today’s dynamic business environment, consumer demand is constantly changing. To remain competitive, your organization must have the ability to quickly respond to changes in demand. Azure machine learning enables your organization to forecast demand accurately, improve inventory management, and optimize production planning. It uses machine learning algorithms to analyze historical data, trends, and market information to create accurate demand forecasts that enable intelligent decisions related to adjusting production schedules and raw material procurement.

Inventory Management:

Inventory management is a critical aspect of supply chain management, and cascading inventory pressures can have a significant impact on an organization’s financial health. Power BI provides inventory management software for visibility across multiple warehouses, enabling organizations to optimize inventory levels, improve warehouse management, reduce carrying costs, and prevent stockouts. The system uses advanced analytics to analyze inventory data, and identify and visualize trends, enabling organizations to proactively manage inventory levels and prevent excess inventory.

Tier-n supplier visibility:

In today’s global supply chain, organizations are increasingly dependent on suppliers and subcontractors to provide components, raw materials, and finished goods. However, managing multiple tiers of suppliers can be a challenging task. D365 Supply Chain Management offers real-time visibility into your supply network, enabling your organization to manage supplier relationships, monitor supplier performance, and ensure compliance with regulatory requirements. It also enables you to collaborate with suppliers, share production schedules, and track order status in real-time.

Rising Energy Costs:

Energy costs are a significant expense for manufacturing organizations. Enable your organization to optimize energy consumption by identifying energy-intensive processes, monitoring energy usage, and implementing energy-efficient production practices. Use advanced analytics to identify opportunities to reduce energy consumption, optimize production schedules, and minimize waste.

Workforce Shortages:

Manufacturing organizations are facing a shortage of skilled labor, which can have a significant impact on production schedules and overall business performance. Combat this issue by optimizing production processes, automating repetitive tasks, and reducing the need for manual labor. Use machine learning algorithms to analyze your production data, identify bottlenecks, and optimize production schedules. Even improve employee engagement and retain top talent.

Supply Chain Sustainability:

Supply chain sustainability has become a critical factor in supply chain management, with consumers and regulators increasingly demanding sustainable practices from organizations. Implement sustainable practices in your organization by optimizing energy consumption, reducing waste, and minimizing environmental impact. With real-time visibility into your supply chain, you enable your organization to monitor supplier sustainability practices, identify opportunities for improvement, and ensure compliance with regulatory requirements. Easily track and report on sustainability metrics, demonstrate your commitment to sustainability, and improve your brand reputation. Learn More

Overcome Retail
Supply Chain Problems

Dynamics 365 Supply Chain

Forecasting and Demand Management:

One of the major challenges faced by retailers is the unpredictability of consumer demand. This can lead to overstocking or understocking of inventory, which can result in decreased customer satisfaction and increased costs. By implementing D365 Supply Chain Management, you can use predictive analytics and machine learning algorithms to forecast consumer demand more accurately. The supply chain planning solution software allows you to preemptively adjust your inventory levels and production schedules accordingly, reducing the risk of stockouts or overstocking.

Erosion of Brand Affinity:

With more and more consumers valuing stock availability over retailer loyalty is it imperative to maintain your stock levels to stay competitive in this market. Implementing D365 Supply Chain can assist you in optimizing your supply chain operations, lowering the likelihood of stockouts, and enhancing product quality. Helping you in sustaining your brand image, retain, and grow your customer base, ultimately resulting in higher sales and revenue.

Inventory Visibility:

Maintaining inventory visibility across multiple locations is essential to avoid overstocking or understocking products. Guarantee customer satisfaction via Power BI to visualize your supply chain data and identify trends and patterns. Giving you insights into your inventory levels, production schedules, and supplier performance across all your locations and ensuring you have the right products in the right place at the right time.

Hyper-Consolidation of Freight:

Retailers often rely on a few large carriers to handle their freight, which can increase costs and reduce flexibility. D365 Supply Chain implementation can enable you to diversify your carrier base and optimize shipping routes, reducing costs, and increasing efficiency.

Supply Chain Sustainability:

Sustainability is becoming increasingly important for retailers, with consumers demanding eco-friendly products and practices. Enable your organization to track and reduce its environmental impact, from reducing energy usage in warehouses to optimizing transportation and logistics routes to minimize emissions. A cloud-based supply chain management software can help you operate more sustainably, reducing your environmental footprint and meeting customer expectations. Learn More

Retail Labor Shortages:

The retail industry is facing workforce shortages, which can lead to increased labor costs and decreased efficiency. D365 Commerce implementation can help you to manage your retail supply chain, from procurement to inventory management to customer service. Even allowing you to automate processes, reducing the need for manual labor. This can increase efficiency and reduce costs, while also improving accuracy and reducing errors.

Unlock Revenue & Reduce Costs


Microsoft offers a suite of software products that can help your business improve its overall financial performance by reducing costs and unlocking revenue opportunities. Dynamics 365 Finance is a financial management tool that can optimize revenue potential by streamlining financial processes and providing real-time insights into financial performance. By automating processes and reducing errors, you inevitably reduce your overhead.

Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Management provides visibility into the supply chain planning, enabling businesses to manage inventory levels, demand planning, resource planning, and production scheduling. This solution helps maximize inventory turns and reduce the risk of stockouts, leading to more efficient fulfillment and delivery.

Dynamics 365 Supply Chain enables cost savings

Azure IoT Hub is a powerful tool that can help businesses reduce costly machine failures by enabling real-time monitoring and analysis of machine data, detecting anomalies, and triggering alerts before failures occur. Dynamics 365 Sales offers insights into customer buying behavior, sales history, and market trends to help sales teams collaborate more effectively and close deals faster.

Finally, Dynamics 365 Commerce supports new business models by managing e-commerce businesses from merchandising to customer service and fulfillment. Overall, Microsoft’s suite of software products combined with Azure IoT Hub offers a comprehensive solution for your business that enables you to unlock revenue streams while reducing costs.

Operate a Sustainable Supply Chain

Microsoft has a SCM suite of software and services that can help your business produce and operate sustainably. By generating actionable insights to reduce emissions, design, source, manufacture, and fulfill sustainably Microsoft enables you to reduce emissions and create a circular economy. Here are a few examples:

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Management Solution: This solution enables your businesses to track their sustainability performance across their supply chain. It provides insights into carbon emissions, energy consumption, and waste reduction, enabling you to take action to reduce your business’s environmental impact.

Microsoft Power BI: This powerful data visualization tool allows your business to analyze and present data on sustainability performance, helping you to identify areas for improvement and make data-driven decisions that reduce emissions. Showcasing these improvements can drive customer retention and growth.

Microsoft Power Apps: This low-code development platform can be used to create custom apps that enable businesses to track and manage sustainability-related data, such as energy consumption and waste reduction. These apps can help you to identify areas for improvement and take action to reduce your organization’s environmental impact

Microsoft Azure: Microsoft’s cloud computing platform offers a range of tools and services that can help your organization reduce its carbon footprint. For example, Azure’s Machine Learning service can be used to optimize energy consumption in data centers, while its IoT Central service can be used to monitor and manage energy consumption in buildings and factories.

Microsoft Teams: This collaboration platform can help your business reduce its carbon footprint by enabling remote work and reducing the need for employees to commute to the office. By staying connected through Teams you can not only operate more sustainably but also more productively and with reduced cost

Microsoft provides an extensive assortment of software and services that support companies in producing and running operations in a sustainable manner. The offerings also enable your business to derive practical insights for minimizing emissions and implement sustainable practices in designing, sourcing, manufacturing and supply chain, and delivery of goods and services, helping to foster a circular economy.

Sample Microsoft D365 Case Studies

Benefits by Role

Chief Supply Chain Officer:

Track supplier performance with informative data on product quality, average days late, and PPV (purchase price variance). Stay up to date with accurate real-time inventory insights and transportation management, and optimize inbound and outbound transportation costs.


Easily track key performance indicators (KPIs) to evaluate operational efficiency and effectiveness. These KPIs include time to productivity, on-time delivery, maintenance costs, time to fulfill, and average PDBL (past due backlog). By monitoring these metrics, you can make informed decisions to improve operations and overall performance.

VP of Manufacturing:

Gain insights necessary to track and reduce unplanned machine downtime. While Mixed reality allows you to optimize warehouse costs while improving employee safety and improving overall productivity.

VP of Engineering:

Utilize informative real-time insights into asset availability and utilization as well as MTTR (mean time to repair) and time to enable optimized performance across your supply chain.

Next Steps: Business + Solution Assessment

A business value and solution assessment using the Microsoft Catalyst IDEA framework is designed to assist your organization in achieving its desired business transformation. By working with a dedicated Avantiico consultant you can shift your organization from its current operational state to the future state you want and envision. This process begins with an IDEA and is broken into the following action-oriented steps:

Envisioning workshop:

Where Catalyst-trained Avantiico consultant will guide you through the process of identifying desired operational changes and co-creating an innovative business blueprint for your organization’s desired digital supply chain transformation.

Business Value Assessment (BVA):

This stage is guided by insights (blueprint) from the envisioning stage. Here you get to see the true benefits of your potential future state of operations. Your Avantiico Catalyst consultant will break down the quantifiable economic impact to be realized by your organization through the implementation of Dynamics 365 applications.

Solution Assessment:

This is a collaborative process where stakeholders are brought together to review the details of organizational objectives, current processes, and technology. Of course, your Avantiico Catalyst consultant will guide you through this process. The end result is “buy-in” across your organization and a custom-built strategic roadmap to guide your organization’s digital transformation from the current state to envisioned state.

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