How One Business Utilizes Microsoft Dynamics for the Forest Product Industry
From manufacturing to warehousing, to transportation, keeping track of what happens at each stage is essential to keeping day-to-day tasks streamlined. Setting up a solution like D365 can help to keep all your important business operations running smoothly, which helps you focus on increasing your bottom line. Here, we explain how all the different parts of your forest product business can benefit from D365.
Dynamics 365 makes forest product sales easier. Some of the features for sales include delivered pricing with automatic freight rating, the ability to view freight and product margin analysis at the time of quote, to configure complex items at time of quote, and allowing multiple units of measure for price and quantity in sales, warehousing, invoicing, etc.
Some of the features that help streamline warehouse tasks include real-time visibility into raw materials and unitized finished goods inventory, real-time inventory tracking and validation at the time of shipping using mobile technology, and the ability to track multiple items in a single unit (shop/falldown).
In terms of manufacturing, Dynamics 365 helps forest product industry businesses with the ability to create on grade and falldown on a single production run, shop floor tagging and production reporting, optimizing production scheduling using multiple product attributes, and optimizing inventory levels through raw material demand forecasting and real-time inventory consumption.
Dynamics 365 helps to streamline transportation tasks with the ability to manage freight costs in real-time. These include assisting with load and route planning and management, point-to-point, zone, mileage and weight-based rating, integrated freight payables, and support for full truckload, less than truckload, multi-modal, and intermodal.
When it comes to financial tasks, Dynamics 365 can capture high-level reporting detail through a flexible, multi-dimensional account structure, provide support for cost accounting through tightly integrated manufacturing, and offer Integrated Business Intelligence solutions with dashboards and KPIs.
For procurement tasks, Dynamics 365 will assist your business with the ability to enforce corporate policies through workflow based approvals, to manage vendor delivery and pricing performance, and will help with robust vendor quote management.