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How Microsoft Dynamics 365 Can Transform Your Manufacturing Business

Digital transformation means different things to different people. But what can it mean for you, and how can it be used to transform your manufacturing business? Digital transformation conveys the idea of applying the latest available technology to improve your business processes, services, and even product offerings. Used creatively, digital transformation can make your manufacturing […]

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Getting in Tune with the Shop Floor with Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Manufacturing

The heart. It is an often-used analogy for something central and indispensable to an operation. In the Manufacturing realm, the very heart of a business is the Shop Floor. It’s where “the magic happens.” After all, it’s your product that defines you, and the shop floor is where that product is born. All the supplies […]

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Visual Production Schedule for Dynamics NAV

A shop flor production schedule is a vital component of any manufacturing process. Managing work centers, equipment, materials, and people to ensure production orders stay on-track and meet deadlines is an on-going juggling act. For production planners and others that use Microsoft Dynamics NAV to manage their manufacturing process, there is now a graphical dispatch list available […]

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Barcode Placement for Dummies: Everything Your Boss Wants to Know

You’ve probably, by now, read many of our blogs about barcodes and their role in the manufacturing process, so now let’s straighten you out – so to speak – about how the barcode should be placed so that it can quickly and efficiently be read by a scanner. To be perfectly honest, to call this […]

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Don’t Stop the Flow: Managing a Job Shop

When it comes to a job shop in manufacturing, we’re talking about a process in which small batches of a variety of custom products are made. In the job shop process flow, most of the products produced require a unique setup and sequencing of process steps – and the last thing you want is to […]

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4 Signs Your Manufacturing Business Needs a Configurator

A manufacturing business can always benefit from bridging sales, production and engineering so that a number of criteria can be met – which options are available for parts, which options may work with other options, which options may include other sub-options and the costs of these varying options. Through the use of a configurator, the […]

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Business Management Software that Manufacturers (Big or Small) will Love

Are you the owner of a small manufacturing company with just a handful of employees looking for an alternative to QuickBooks for functions such as payroll and payment processing? Have you found yourself in a situation wherein your operations have perhaps outgrown the functionality of QuickBooks? Microsoft recently announced the much-anticipated release of Dynamics 365 Business Central – and […]

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Integration to Manufacturing Execution Systems

Among the most highly sought-after benefits of implementing a new ERP system is to gather critical data needed for making business decisions while minimizing the burden of inputting that data. To that end, we are all used to seeing integrations between different software systems that reduce duplication of data entry. Very common examples include uploading […]

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Manufacturing Features of Dynamics GP

  Do I Need the Manufacturing Features of Dynamics GP?  Understanding Dynamics GP Inventory vs. Manufacturing Deciding whether you need the additional Manufacturing functionality in Dynamics GP, over just Inventory, can be difficult.  I asked our in-house Support Team expert, Carla, to help me understand the differences. It was sweet deal – I finally understood […]

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Dynamics 365 Enables 1:1 Communication for Manufacturers

- Microsoft Dynamics 365 Enables 1 to 1 Customer to Manufacturer Communication with Azure IoT Suite- Remember in your youth (or even seemingly in your office) playing the telephone game, where one person leans in and tells the individual next to them a message and by the time the phrase is repeated down the line to […]

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