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Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central Mitigates Supply Chain Management Challenges

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Are you finding it difficult to manage your supply chain effectively without instant access to the real-time data needed to inform your decision making?

You’re a supply chain management professional and under pressure to deliver results that are constantly improving, despite the effects of strained economic trading, rising fuel costs and uncertain customer demand.

Your daily responsibilities demand you focus on the full spectrum of processes within your supply chain such as inventory and purchasing control, shipment and distribution, returns and cancellations, procurement and vendor management.

You also need to be looking to the future with strategic and tactical supply chain planning as well as delivering on supply chain transformation.

You must identify optimisation opportunities in your supply chain and compare complex alternative business scenarios against your key business drivers to ensure future success.

To keep all the plates spinning, it’s critical you have full, end-to-end visibility across your supply chain with immediate access to real-time data to help you in your decision making.

The question is - does your current system provide the insights and data you need to help you make critical supply chain decisions with confidence?

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central connects all the key parts of your supply chain

Dynamics 365 Business Central is a next generation application that combines innovative capabilities such as AI (Artificial Intelligence), mixed reality, mobile and social.

When you leverage the power of Dynamics 365 Business Central in your supply chain, all key parts are connected. You’re empowered to collaborate globally and move new products to market quickly.

Connecting systems in this way means your supply chain is optimised and controlled, giving you insight into orders and inventory, and the ability to develop, manufacture and ship products on schedule.

The pace of business is constantly changing and to anticipate your customers' needs you need bold, innovative and integrated solutions.

Dynamics 365 Business Central assists strategic and tactical supply chain planning by empowering you to take advantage of new trends. You can adapt and transform your business for the digital age giving you the ability to innovate quickly.


Dynamics 365 Business Central is delivering real benefits in supply chain management

Here are some key challenges users are overcoming by deploying Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central in supply chain management:

  • Creating an automated and secured supply chain.
  • Achieving maximum visibility across the entire supply chain and greater control over the purchasing process with dynamically updated inventory levels.
  • Optimised inventory level planning using built-in intelligence to predict what and when to replenish – only purchase what you need.
  • A holistic view of inventory for efficient fulfilment.
  • Shortages and lost sales avoided by automatically calculating inventory levels, lead times and re-order points
  • Substitutes are flagged up when items are out of stock with suppliers.
  • Every item transaction and movement is accurately tracked.
  • The ability to run their business anywhere using cloud, on-premise or a hybrid deployment of Dynamics 365 Business Central.
  • Business on the go with the mobile version of Dynamics 365 Business Central on Android and IOS devices.

And, what about people enablement?

Users are enabled to work more effectively by connecting processes, data and business applications via a single, familiar Microsoft interface.

Close integration between Office 365 and Dynamics 365 Business Central lets users process transactions in Outlook which is linked to your core supply chain application.

IT Lab’s Adaptive Technology Model ATM enhances Dynamics 365 Business Central to future proof your investment

The IT Lab Adaptive Technology Model leads our thinking, as we help our customers cut through what can be a bewildering array of options available to realise adaptive, flexible and future proofed supply chain solutions.

Adaptive Technology Model (ATM)ATM is the IT Lab methodology conceived to help our customers adopt new technologies rapidly and seamlessly. ATM matches business requirements with the technologies needed to modernise your business and makes implementation easy with minimum time to value and a rapid ROI.

The Next Step

We’d like to hear from you if you want to discover how IT Lab and Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central can help automate your supply chain

You’ll also discover how we can help you optimise your current supply chain and embrace future trends with strategic and tactical supply chain planning.