Building Materials

ERP and CRM solutions for manufacturing, distribution, and sales

Technologies are rarely deployed “out of the box” for organizations in the building materials industry. Extensive customization is often required - not just for the industry as a whole, but for how each individual company operates.

While there are many companies offering solutions to building materials companies, few are offering solutions that integrate across the business, as Microsoft Dynamics business applications do. Arbela has extensive experience in implementing and optimizing Microsoft Dynamics 365 ERP and CRM solutions for building materials companies, including Dynamics 365 Finance, Dynamics 365 Supply Chain ManagementDynamics 365 Sales, Dynamics Customer Insights, and Dynamics 365 Field Service.

If you are looking to streamline operations, improve data visibility and collection, gain actionable insights for every customer, and set yourself apart from the competition, Arbela can help.

Not sure where to begin? Let’s start with a Manufacturing Maturity Assessment, a roadmap to manage your processes and data, improve customer experience, determine supply chain optimization, and capitalize on IoT.

Creating a resilient supply chain

To optimize profitability and compete in the industry, building material manufacturers need supply chain agility that can only be achieved with complete and immediate visibility into their business.

This requires leveraging automation and integration across all business processes including finance, manufacturing, customer relationship management, purchasing, inventory management, point-of-sales, order management, and warehouse management - an end-to-end, integrated solution.

Arbela has extensive experience in the building material industry. We tailor Microsoft Dynamics to fit your specific needs for faster deployment and quicker return on investment.

The next-generation industrial manufacturer: Transforming into a digital business

Improve demand planning and forecasting
Our solutions integrate advanced analytics capabilities through machine learning to provide insights into the trending of your products and product mixes. Knowing when to taper off products, sell excess stock and increase production to satisfy demand allows you to better plan and execute your supply chain. We can configure your Dynamics 365 solutions based on internal and external data to help you plan more accurately and timely.

Enhance operational planning and efficiency
Dynamics 365 allows you to get notified when jobs are deviating from schedule, enabling your production managers to reschedule and prioritize production orders quickly and efficiently. With Dynamics 365 you can forecast raw material shortages that may impact your production schedule, so you to pivot quickly and make adjustments.

Optimize cut list and raw materials inventory
Optimizing raw material inventory to reduce waste and increase profitability is critical. We work with you to implement capabilities that ensure an optimal cut list and planning. From configure-to-order products and integration with CNC (computer numerical control) machines to streamlining processes, Dynamics 365 automates your entire shop floor.

Ensure regulatory compliance with traceability
Lot, serial traceability and ability to see the entire manufacturing and supply history of each part is a requirement to ensure compliance. With Dynamics 365 you can track and report any serialized or lot-controlled product, providing complete visibility into your product lifecycle. You have insight into what products were shipped to which customers, are currently in production, in inventory, and what products are ready to be shipped. We also offer Engineering Change Management capabilities to request, approve, and track changes made to product information, Bills of Materials, Routes, and more. This allows you to stay on top of item versioning to ensure consistency in your product management process.

Streamline configure-to-order, make-to-order, and project-based manufacturing
Customers are demanding ever shorter turnaround times. We can help you optimize configure to order and shipping with the right level of sub-assembly planning, built-in product configurator to streamline order taking, reducing errors of creating manual BOMs – all to help you meet your timeframes and stay ahead of the competition.

Maximize uptime and gain overall equipment effectiveness insights
Leverage advanced Asset Management capabilities to track and schedule preventative, proactive maintenance, connect IoT sensors to track information about availability and throughput, and gain insight into your overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) KPIs.

Enhance sales, manufacturing and product insights
What if you knew the right configurations of products for each market, including the efficiency and output of manufacturing lines and specific resources? Arbela Data Insights, an advanced BI and analytics solutions, visualizes all of your Dynamics 365 data, allowing you to dissect and report by geographic region, customer attributes, product variants and more — giving you insights into what is selling and what is stalling, with the ability to forecast these trends and adjust your inventory accordingly.

End-to-end business solutions for building materials manufacturers

We offer extended solutions to help you maximize your technology investment, providing advanced capabilities to drive your business requirements:

Arbela Data Insights
Improves and automates data collection and visibility to provide actionable insights. Learn more

Arbela Workflow Manager
Simplifies workflow processes, reviews and approvals to drive productivity. Learn more

Arbela Master Data Centralization
Centralize master data on products, customers and vendors across your entire business. Learn more

COVID-19 Solutions
Helping you protect customers and staff and thrive in the new normal. Learn more