Smarter, More Integrated Manufacturing
There used to be a time when manufacturing was linear and purely physical. We were focused on the customer at the tail end of the sales cycle, but the ability to center the entire manufacturing process around the customer and support an ongoing relationship was lacking. Today, however, for the first time in many decades, technology has outpaced the evolution of business processes. Smart products have existed for some time, but now it’s possible for these products to deliver real value to your business.
With Microsoft Dynamics AX or Dynamics 365 for Manufacturing, you incorporate data-driven insights with workforce, product, and customer connectivity to drive process optimization. Your current business is likely experiencing any number of pains, as any business does. With manufacturing undergoing one of the biggest transformations in history, these pains will become exacerbated and new ones will emerge. Microsoft’s suite of world-class products and services can help you stay ahead of the curve, and address these pains before they become problems – and we can help you on that journey.
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Manage your Global Supply Chain & Collaborate More Effectively
Our customers operate in over 27 countries around the world and require an integrated solution across their global supply chain that enables them to have clear visibility into their operations, while having local manufacturing site flexibility. In addition, collaboration across suppliers, customers and internal supply chain are critical to the success of your business. Through collaboration portals and visibility into Dynamics 365 for Operations – we enable your business to work smarter, faster and refocus on activities that drive your bottom line.
Increase your Quality and Speed to Delivery for a Greater Customer Experience
Customer Experience is the new norm for business. Even traditional industries are being disrupted by adding value-added services to the customer lifecycle. Our Dynamics 365 solutions enable your business to plan at the right level to achieve shorter lead times and higher quality outputs.
Differentiate with the Internet of Things (IoT)
What does Digital Transformation mean for manufacturing companies? Often it means expanding their capabilities into the services space. Selling statistical information from IoT sensors on your devices back to the consumer or using this information as a differentiator against your competition. Other manufactures are adding IoT senors to their manufactured products which provide real-time feedback about their performance, opening avenues to determine when they may be ready for service or replacement. The manufacture then develops a field service arm to perform prevantative maintenance as a value added service.
Client Success Story
Copper State Bolt and Nut manufacturers and sells over 125,000 fasteners, bolts, and nuts to more than 6500 customers every month. “That level of complexity can only be handled if you have a system that can keep up with you,” explained VP of Finance Carl Spackman. Copper State migrated from Microsoft Dynamics AX to Dynamics 365 to keep up with the speed of change. “If we didn’t go to the cloud-based, mobile-based it would be huge limiting to our growth and maybe to our existence in the future.”
Watch the video to learn the advantages Copper State Bolt and Nut realized when they made the switch to Dynamics 365.
Leverage Analytics and Forecasting to Manage your Business More Effectively
With our Arbela Data Insights, you will gain insights across your business in Sales, Procurement, Finance, Inventory, Manufacturing, and Projects. Our pre-built Power BI-driven dashboards, reports and KPI’s will rapidly accelerate your analytics journey. In addition, our Forecasting analytics algorithms will give you visibility into your forecasting like you have never had before, with over 14 inventory forecasting formulas to predict what to buy and when to buy it.
The Arbela Advantage
You will need a holistic approach. It’s not about just connecting devices and products or just about applying advanced analytics to what you do today. To unlock new business value, you need to connect equipment, analyze data, visualize information and integrate people and processes to be able to make decisions in a productive way. With this level of connectivity and insight, your equipment and products become new higher value digital services that are predictive, proactive and personalized. Microsoft and Arbela Technologies are uniquely positioned to deliver comprehensive solutions, providing technologies and services to transform your entire business.