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Download this Microsoft sponsored whitepaper on the advancements of modern manufacturing ERP software - 2020 and beyond


Do you own or manage a growing manufacturing or distribution company? If you do chances are you are constantly exploring operational improvements for your organization. Are you struggling to react in an efficient and timely manner to ongoing changes? Do wish to have an integrated system that makes it easy to make informed decisions and act on the most important issues requiring your attention? If you relate so far this is your opportunity to learn about a manufacturing and supply chain management solution designed to address your unique requirements. Modern manufacturing ERP software and supply chain software are designed for businesses at all stages of the ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) manufacturing and distribution process. “The Future of Manufacturing Report: A Blueprint for an Intelligent Supply Chain" was developed by business intelligence platform developers PSFK in partnership with Microsoft. Click on the image below to download.

Manufacturing ERP software highlights covered in this report:

7 shifts in manufacturing ERP and supply chain industries happening today:

  1. Manufacturers move towards B2B2C and product-as-a-service models
  2. Digitization of products and processes drives enhanced efficiencies
  3. AI and robotics unlock new jobs and the need for new frontline skills
  4. A push for real-time and proactive insights to power responsive operations
  5. The promise of 5G connectivity to enhance speed and capabilities
  6. Sustainable operations become business (and brand) advantages
  7.  3-D printing and additive manufacturing make on-demand production and mass customization viable

4 manufacturing ERP and supply chain industry predictions for 2020 and beyond:

  1. What does the evolving manufacturing industry look like and what strategies could be implemented to adapt to pressures in the supply chain?
  2. What 4 actions will help with the success of your digital transformation?
  3. What are some takeaways for your business that you can act on for change?
  4. What are 5 scenarios that illustrate innovation across the supply chain with case studies provided?

Download here:
Future of Manufacturing

This report will also review how to improve digital operations with intelligent business applications like sensors, networks, and ambient intelligence to create autonomous supply chains. The enhanced infrastructure will ensure better inventory management, cost savings, and help close the gap between demand and supply for your customers.

According to Creating Lasting Value in the Age of AI + IoT. Intel, 2019, “83% of companies surveyed say they are planning to make investments in smart factory technologies.”

There are several case studies of manufacturers who’ve relied on modern Microsoft technologies highlighted in this report.  For example, this full-service, design-build, mechanical contractor company implemented IoT (Internet of things) with Microsoft Dynamics 365. They quote:

“With IoT-enabled Dynamics 365, we learn about—and fix—potential problems before the building maintenance manager or owner even knows they exist.” Bradd Busick - Chief Information Officer - MacDonald-Miller Facility Solutions

Microsoft’s Dynamics 365 is an all-in-one ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) solution. Dynamics 365 is the start of an intelligent supply chain with the deep functionality enterprise manufacturers need in one software solution. It eliminates silos. Beginning your journey to the future starts with a great foundation and the technology to leverage the data. Manufacturing technology such as AI, IoT sensing, for example, empower manufacturing professionals to make better decisions faster.

The Clients First Difference

Industry expertise and experience – Clients First consultants have direct experience in the industries we support.  The Clients First Texas and Minnesota offices are known for vertical expertise in manufacturing, job shops maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) for aviation or heavy equipment organizations. We have customers in other industries too including make to order/engineering job shops, project manufacturing, field services and wholesale distribution.

We’re a Microsoft Gold ERP Partner, a Certified Cloud Service Provider (CSP) and an Acumatica Gold Partner.

Please contact us for a free evaluation of your current manufacturing operation.  If it’s a good fit, we’ll work with you on a plan to implement Dynamics 365 Finance and Supply Chain or Dynamics Business Central to improve your bottom line.

Contact Us: Email: Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas or Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota or call us at 800.331.8382. We're located in Dallas, Texas and Minneapolis, Minnesota and service companies worldwide.


  1. A couple of months ago I have started a small business. Unfortunately, i am facing many problems but after saw your post my 50% tension off. I need this manufacturing software

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