ARE YOU A MANUFACTURING COMPANY?

IF YES, THEN LET'S TALK ABOUT YOUR JOURNEY!

Gone are the days when manufacturers like you relentlessly worked on the conventional systems. A typical manufacturer follows a value chain from research and development, factory operations, supply chain to marketing the product followed by after sales support and service.



In terms of global perspective, today, the manufacturing industry is one of the industries which has moved rather slow from an enterprise level digital transformation perspective. But the consumer expectations are changing rapidly and without a digital intervention, it is just not possible to keep up the pace. Today the digital platforms available exclusively for manufacturing industry has reached a tipping point and deliver a "real value".

DIGITAL CONNECTIVITY, NOT REPLACEMENT!

We are not recommending you embrace a digital revolution like artificial intelligence, automation and robotics, additive technology, and human-machine interaction and many other unleashing innovations which are not only hugely expensive but also cause long downtime.


Instead we are talking about the digital connectivity among designers, managers, workers, consumers, and physical industrial assets that will help you unlock massive value and change the manufacturing landscape forever.

BEGIN WITH OPTIMIZING SUPPLY CHAIN OPERATIONS!

The first focus should be to optimize the supply chain operations. In order to streamline and optimize supply chain operations, its high time manufacturing enterprises like you start thinking and exploring the global opportunities in terms of procurement of goods and services, maintaining optimal level of inventories within the supply chain process. Induction of digital platforms can bring along the much-required optimisation instantly.

‘OPERATIONS’ TO ‘OPERATIONAL EXCELLENCE’!

Once the supply chain is streamlined, the whole focus should be on digitizing the operations. And operations literally means the daily routine and operations. You may wonder what this might help with. Here’s the response. Manufacturers grapple with the stringent quality controls and regulatory environments almost on monthly basis. Amid all this, the focus still remains as to how companies can maximize their delivery efficiency, improve production and process. Digitizing the daily operations would be hugely beneficial on in every way as the complex circles of regulations are taken care off automatically by the system and further the operations are no more a daily hassle.

FROM ‘WHAT IF’ TO ‘THIS IS’.

Every manufacturer like you wants to increase business profitability and expand hugely. For this, your team might think of several aspects related to “What if” analysis. The questions and probability don’t make any business sense since “what if” always carry its share of risks and you are throwing ball in all directions waiting for something to click. Alright! So what if we tell you a well accumulated data can give you this significant and sophisticated insight and you can accordingly move in that direction to expand your business. Microsoft Power BI is one of those magic tools which can help you gain this momentum.


An ERP like Dynamics 365 Business Central is a perfect fit!

Dynamics 365 Business Central is a new cloud-based ERP app designed especially for SMEs. It features everything a small-to-midsize organization needs to manage their back-end business processes.

Now here are few of the highlights of features below:

  • Planning management
  • Production orders
  • Demand forecasting
  • Inventory management
  • Purchasing

Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations

From the complex accounting to human resources, everything is taken care of by this tool. This is the tool that you would want to use while optimizing shop floor processes.


Now here are few of the highlights of features below:

  • Product configuration
  • Shop floor management
  • Production control
  • Master planning
  • Material and capacity planning
  • Resource management
  • Job scheduling and sequencing

LASTLY, BE SAFE, BE SECURED!

In order to keep your business secured and safe, Azure is the first public cloud to offer native Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery (BCDR) solution for applications running on ‘Infrastructure as a Service’ (IaaS). With this offering, you can make your applications resilient to even region level failures by replicating VMs into another region. While Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery are both the same however, there is a very slight difference. Business Continuity (BC) Planning is the way an organization can prepare for and aid in disaster recovery. Disaster Recovery (DR) is the process of getting all important IT infrastructure and operations up and running following an outage.

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A Testing Manufacturing Company: Tinius Olsen

The CloudFronts team delivered an Azure hosted AX 2012 R3 platform integrated with Dynamics CRM Online and Dynamics Field Service and analytics on the Microsoft Power BI platform. Azure Cloud gives a reliable and trustworthy environment for Dynamics AX hosting and gives ease of user-experience to organizations.

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