How to better prepare for future growth

In this era of technological disruption, it is important for manufacturing companies to continue to find ways to shape their businesses to grow. With industry 4.0 firmly amongst us it’s a requirement for businesses to use data to make operations more intelligent. Leveraging a cloud-hosted software model can give manufacturers the confidence to charge forward in their Industry 4.0 initiatives.

Dynamics 365 for operations into the cloud

With Dynamics 365, you are able to focus on the business without worrying about the maintenance of your on premise infrastructure. Managing the business with modern technology becomes the best way to create greater efficiency and agility.

Technology, innovation and advanced manufacturing is the future and businesses using and embracing Dynamics 365 are thriving with this change. Companies are now looking at working on the cloud as a way to cater for changing customer demands, while creating value within the business. Microsoft tools such as office 365 can be used for greater access to work data, greater security and the ability to be in control from any location.

Combining CRM and ERP functionality into a common data platform is a bold step that provides the opportunity to improve insight.  The manufacturing process needs to be a well-oiled machine and the best way of achieving this is to have visibility on every process so you can identify issues when necessary.


Using power BI to unlock greater potential

Using Power BI to measure data manufacturers not only means operational excellence but also creates seamless collaboration during work. Power BI helps your team monitor real time data from multiple sources into one dashboard for an overall view.

Power BI is useful in a number of ways including:

  • Checking your machines’ utilisation
  • Checking the efficiency of our processes in the manufacturing chain
  • Costs, inventory levels
  • Losses and cycle times

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