December 14, 2010

Microsoft Dynamics NAV for Manufacturing

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Improve your manufacturing business performance from the shop floor to your bottom line!

  • Streamline your operations by automating manufacturing processes and gain greater visibility into all aspects of your operations from order entry to production, warehouse management, and delivery.
  • Provide customers with information they can count on. Increase the accuracy of promised orders and respond quickly to customer queries about order status and delivery.
  • Respond quickly to changing customer demands with agile manufacturing. Plan rush orders, make exceptions, and handle last-minute changes to your manufacturing processes with multiple planning options, tracking, and interactive action messages.
  • Open your business to trading partners around the clock. Using a Web browser, vendors can manage catalogs, enter drop shipment orders, and maintain delivery dates.

Links and White Papers

Microsoft Dynamics NAV Manufacturing Fact Sheet

Dynamics NAV Advanced Forecasting for Manufacturing

More about Dynamics NAV

Simplify manufacturing processes

Growing businesses can take advantage of a simplified manufacturing foundation that includes  visibility into work-in-process (WIP), support for order-by-order workflow, and the ability to implement additional functionality as business needs become more complex, including:

  • Production management
  • Bills of material (BOM)
  • Graphical scheduling
  • Order promising
  • Exceptions handling
  • Supply planning
  • Demand forecasting
  • Manual planning
  • Capacity requirements planning
  • Machine center allocation
  • Warehouse and inventory management
  • Manufacturing costing
  • Automated Data Collection System (ADCS)

 

Integrate collaboration and communication with Dynamics NAV

  • Deliver a single, real-time view of data from multiple facilities and departments
  • Synchronize communication between engineering, manufacturing, and subcontractors
  • Optimize planning to minimize inventory while meeting customer requirements
  • Share information within your systems through the Web
  • Efficiently manage projects
  • Provide an accurate overview of project status
  • Track activities and resources at many levels of detail
  • Leverage knowledge and content from existing or prior projects
  • Deliver superior customer service
  • Gain a comprehensive view of customer information
  • Eliminate isolated silos of information
  • Create customer self-service opportunities
  • Coordinate multichannel communications with customers
  • Collaborate with customers on new product designs
  • Estimate and quote accurately
  • Provide accurate quotations based on a real-time view into operations
  • Align customer requirements with your capabilities
  • Record customer requirements accurately
  • Provide flexible production planning
  • Use data from the entire supply chain to respond effectively to changes and problems
  • Access data through familiar desktop tools
  • Support various manufacturing modes, such as engineer-to-order, make-to-order, make-to-stock, and mixed/hybrid
  • Lean manufacturing
  • Maintaining efficient operations in today’s manufacturing environment isn’t easy, but putting into practice the principles of lean manufacturing can further hone your organization’s competitive edge. Typical manufacturing plants have multiple vendors, multiple interfaces, complex information flows, and asynchronous processing, all of which can lead to limited visibility into orders, materials, and production. To achieve peak performance, manufacturers must systematically identify and eliminate plant floor inefficiencies.
  • This lean manufacturing strategy requires a four-step cycle of continuous improvement:
  • Value-stream-mapping documents each step in the process, its inputs and outputs, across the entire supply chain.
  • Analysis and modeling identify tasks that could be simplified or cut altogether.
  • Implementation and continuous improvement actualize change on the plant floor.
  • Management and reporting evaluates the results and begins the cycle again.

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