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Microsoft Dynamics 365 Finance & Operations allows forest products manufacturers to migrate away from niche, industry-specific solutions to a single platform. Take full advantage of the tremendous ongoing investment from Microsoft, the support of a large user community, and robust network of Partners like Strategic Solutions NW. 


To learn more about how one business has found success with implementing Dynamics 365, read the case study.

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With over 150 years combined experience in the forest products industry, Strategic Solutions NW offers unparalleled insight into the complexities of the manufacturing and sales process.  We leverage Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance & Operations (D365) to meet these specialized needs throughout your operations.  From delivered pricing and complex item configurations to creating on-grade and falldown on a single production run, D365 can handle it.  See our brochure for more.

Why Forest Industry Businesses Benefit from Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Supply Chain Management


If you work in the forest product industry, you know that there are many moving parts to your business. 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.

About SSNW

Strategic Solutions NW was founded in 2002 by former big consulting partners and managers with an intent to stay small and deliver big! Our team brings over 150 years combined experience in the forest products industry. With an average tenure at SSNW of 9.8 years, we are a uniquely close-knit team of highly skilled business application and technology professionals. Our clients include timberland managers, hardwood and softwood lumber, panel, and plywood manufacturers and distributors. We have advised our clients in the areas of IT strategy, IT and accounting outsourcing, mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, custom development, ERP selection and implementation.


'SSNW helped us realize operational effectiveness and cost savings through implementing our new ERP.' – Jeff Goom CFO, South Coast Lumber


Do you work in the forest industry and need help with a software solution? It is best to leave it up to a non-biased company that specializes in this type of work. At Strategic Solutions Northwest, we work with many companies to implement the best solution for their forest industry business. Assisting companies to set up solutions that work for them is what we do.


Head Office

11200 SW Allen Blvd Suite 200

Beaverton, OR 97005

Tel:  (503) 924-4434

Fax:  (503) 924-4435

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