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Business Need

Mere survival of manufacturing businesses in Australia depends on their ability to increase profit to the bottom line by decreasing costs, increasing revenues and optimizing assets.

We appreciate the challenges confronting manufacturing businesses in today’s marketplace. In addition to traditional pressures concerning production control, quality, inventory management, and regulation, are the added pressures of increasing regulation, volatile raw material and energy costs, competition from low cost imports, and supply-chain integration demands from large customers and vendors. To meet these challenges, manufacturers must improve material and shop control to gain efficiency and trim costs via automation, outsourcing, increased labour efficiency, and greater system integration with partners.  They require full and complete visibility to operations at any time, from any location, expanded production control and cost management.

The improvements in labour productivity in manufacturing have been driven by increasing use of machines and automation of business processes. Specialisation has led to more outsourcing, especially in areas heavily impacted by regulation. Revenue and profitability goals remain largely tied to the ability to deliver a quality product on time and priced competitively. Technology plays a larger and larger role in the logistics and efficiencies necessary to achieve those business goals.

Vivid Dynamics has experience in Make to Stock, Make to Order, Assemble to Order and Hybrid manufacturing processes and can pull your manufacturing requirements together into a reliable plan.  We are conversant with designing and deploying technology solutions using Microsoft’s integrated product stack.

Planning

Microsoft Dynamics manufacturing solution will be tightly integrated with other system modules, ensuring the critical information you track is available to sales managers, service representatives, and financial managers – anyone in the organization who needs the information to make important business decisions. Manufacturing planning functionality allows you to use “what-if” scenarios for developing your strategies, creating work plans, and change those plans when the unforeseen happens:

  • Sales Forecasting
  • Master Production Scheduling
  • Material Requirements Planning
  • Capacity Requirements Planning

Vivid Dynamics will help you to increase your confidence in the commitments you make to your customers.

Production & Control

Microsoft Dynamics manufacturing suite can help you with end-to-end production management by maintaining tight control over your costs, and improve your bottom line by effectively managing your production processes:

  • Manufacturing Orders
  • Standard Costing& Job Costing
  • Routings
  • Bill of Materials
  • Work Center Definition
  • Engineering Change Management
  • Work in Progress
  • Quality Assurance
  • Inventory Management

We can assist your company in reducing your operational costs, optimising asset utilisation and increasing efficiencies through the automation of your business processes.

Outcomes

With a Microsoft Dynamics manufacturing solution from Vivid Dynamics you get:

  • Supply chain integration to ensure manufacturing to meet demand
  • Labour capture, approval and integration for job management and payroll
  • Barcoding and RFID to improve material handling accuracy & efficiency
  • Customer integration via secure portal access for ordering and logistics inquiries
  • Outsourced sequence material tracking and management
  • Job costing monitoring and reporting on job production orders
  • Business process automation

Microsoft Dynamics manufacturing solutions integrated with Microsoft technology supports phased deployment of the solutions you require to gain control of your manufacturing operation to improve productivity, trim costs, and increase customer service.